Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful Stoneware Platter made by Villeroy & Boch, Dressden.
The pottery mark on the bottom is from the 1874 to 1909 period of this prestigious company (closeup 1). The date stamp is a hexagon with D above EB with 3 below (closeup 2).
You can see a discussion of this maker and pattern in Earl and Ada Robacker, Spatterware and Sponge, p. 77
This beauty features the Virginia Pattern with Freehand Blue and Red Blossoms and Leaves and cut Purple Floret Accents. Measues 16 1/2" long and 12" wide.
Very Good Condition. Some light staining at places around the edge. But minimal use. No chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. No utensil marks either.
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