Crown Ducal "Ascot" Plate and Syrup
This lovely plate and syrup dispenser were manufactured by Crown Ducal. Crown Ducal is the name used on many pieces that were actually manufactured by A.G. Richardson and Co, England, and has been around since 1916. They are best known for their chintz patterns. This is an excellent example of their work. The chintz pattern here is actually called "Ascot" and appears to be a transfer pattern. The plate has a more white base than the syrup. It is sort of square in shape with a scalloped, gilded edge and measures about 6.75" across. The syrup has a darker, more tan base coloring. It is 4.75" at the tallest and about 4.25" across the handle and spout. It comes with the original metal lid which has a ball inside. The lid is detachable. Both pieces are marked with a stamp that dates them to around 1925. The plate is in excellent condition with no damage. The syrup dispenser has a tiny nick on the base as you can see in the photo. Both pieces have crazing consistent with their age. You are purchasing both pieces.