A ten inch plate made in Stockton-on-Tees by William Smith & Co. between 1825 and 1855 commemorating Napoleon Bonaparte’s campaign in Egypt that lasted from 1798 to 1801. The plate is transfer printed with what seems to be hand coloring under the glaze. It has no damage or crazing but there is minute bubbling of the transfer and glaze at the edges, which then goes over to the back of the plate much of the way around to varying degrees. The impressed mark reads 44 W. S. & Co. Wedgewood (Yorkshire) and this could indicate that the plate was made in 1844.
Limoges porcelain plate, made in France. Plate depicts the Marquis de LaFayette's encounter on June 17, 1777 with some African American slaves who saved his life from the British, They took him and his companion, Baron de Kalb, to their master. LaFayette and his companion spent 54 days hiding from the British soldiers. The historic event occurred in a remote region of South Carolina and is depicted in great detail on this premier edition plate. The story is written on the reverse side of the plate. The plate is certified # D5 and is assigned #565.