|Description: The drainer plate is used on a small platter for fish. It is flat with a large hole in the centre with smaller holes around it to drain liquid. There is a blue 'feather-edging' around the perimeter and around the centre of the hole. The base is raised to fit the drainer plate into the platter. 'Rodgers' is impressed on the base.
History: The plate is from Staffordshire, England, by John Rodgers & Sons, Dale Hall. Longport, c 1784-1836. John and George Rodgers of Dale Hall, Longport (1784-1814) were succeeded by J Rogers & Son (until the 1836 closing) and produced high quality blue printed wares. They had many series of designs with animals, classical scenes, designs derived from Ottoman geometric art and traveler's paintings of the Near East, but not many American views. REF: http://deltaarchaeology.us/historic_ceramics.htm (visited 27 February 2007