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Manufacturer: Sterling China
Attractive vintage china porcelain bird plate with center decor of a California Quail (name appears under picture of bird). Multi-color transfer bird picture on white center with nice wide pink outer edging and gold circular inner edging. As labelled on backside, made by 'Sterling China, Designed by Carl Otto, Made in U.S.A.', it also states 'Decorated by Barnhart Pottery, Chester, W. Va.' (West Virginia).

This round antique plate measures about 7 3/4 inches in diameter and sits 3/4 inch in height. Terrific condition, no chips, cracks, crazing. There is some expected age wear on the plate in terms of some wear to the gold trim and some surface scratching or pitting (but these last are only visible when looked at very closely in bright light), nothing bad. There is also a tiny white dot on the pink border, we think this is a bit of white paint on the plate (from someone painting a room in their home around it?!). There are a couple of minor marks or colored marks on the backside of the plate, and expected wear on the bottom edge on which the plate sits.

While this is a listing of a single plate, we actually have a companion or matching plate in this series. The others listed separately is of the game bird Mountain Quail. If you are interested in purchasing both plates please e-mail us prior to inputting the order. The shipping cost has been inputted for each plate individually and will not calculate the savings you would get in shipping weight and postage by shipping these both packed in one box. We will need to calculate that for you.

Please note: While each plate says that they were designed by Carl Otto on the backside, we believe the individual bird pictures were actually designed by A. Singer, or the famous bird artist, Arthur Singer. Incorporated into the bird picture on the front of each plate is a small signature, which looks to be A. Singer (this signature is clearly visible or readable on the Pheasant plate; on each of the other plates you can see a similar signature or letters are there but they are not readable on these plates). We believe this indicates that A. Singer did the actual bird art, but Carl Otto incorporated it into an overall design for the plates.

A wonderful addition to any collection of bird plates or quail pieces, or a nice gift for any bird lover.

Sterling China California Quail Bird Plate, Arthur Singer & Carl Otto

  • Your price: $10.00
  • Item Number: 222010
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