My first post here.
I have just grab this plate at a flea market in the UK.
Could you tell me what it is and if it is not fake.
My guess is that it is a roman plate and that it is authentic... But i am not an expert.
My guess is that it's an old pottery pie plate that's been badly treated, perhaps by being used under a potted plant.
That red color body with cream decorations is quite common because it's natural clay colors.
I believe you are spot on!
The back is black caused by fire and marks of mud would explain your theory that it went below a plant.
Thanks a lot
Maybe you can also help me with silver: http://www.silver-collector.com/topic4440.html
If you need I can help with French / Art Deco stuff...
Make a NEW topic for that silver thing ... is it a candle holder with spikes?
And if you can photograph it sitting upright, in the usual position, and give dimensions, that would help.