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Is this plate old or a fake

Posted by chemises (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 20, 14 at 14:59

Hi there,
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.


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RE: Is this plate old or a fake

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.

http://www.go-star.com/antiquing/antique_detective1205.htm


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RE: Is this plate old or a fake

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


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RE: Is this plate old or a fake

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...


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RE: Is this plate old or a fake

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.


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