Christmas In Europe Plate Great Britain
This beautiful, large decorative plate is from the famous firm of Villeroy & Boch in Germany. It is one of their series called "Christmas in Europe;" this plate is titled "Great Britain" and has a scene in the center featuring an English boy and girl examining the gifts in their stockings in front of a roaring fire. (If you look at the dolls, we think they need to switch stockings.)
The wide lip on the plate is decorated with toys and gifts from days gone by, set amongst green fir boughs on a dark background. Our personal favorite is the 'boy with pig' mechanical bank. The plate measures 11 inches in diameter, stands 1 inch high and weighs 1 pound 10 ounces. Fully marked on the underside, stamped in black, the plate is in like new condition. It was lovingly carried back from Germany in the arms of a family member, having been purchased there on holiday in 1997. A great plate to decorate with at Christmas...and to serve your favorite cookies on.