A porcelain plate with a gilt edge, embossed border, the molded edge of the well decorated with elaborate gilding centering on a hand painted botanical specimen of a Feverfew; a member of the daisy family. The plant name is written in script in red enamel and the number “857” in gilt are written on the back. The combination of the embossed border, the botanical sample and the heavy porcelain all indicate that the plate was made and decorated at Spode. 8 7/8 inches diameter.
Condition: No chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. The gilding on the outer edge is heavily worn, the gilding on the sides of the well has a little wear and the botanical painting has small areas of flaking in the green. Slight discoloration to the porcelain at the outer edge.
Feverfew was used for treatment of migraine and fever.