A Mid Victorian Officer’s Mess Dinner plate to the Bengal Artillery

Decorated in blue and orange transfer print in the form of a central panel of vases and exotic flowers with the outside edge decorated with foliant and chrysanthemum flowers. The reverse has an impressed Spode mark as well as a blue ink Spode mark. In the centre is the inscription Bengal Artillery. There is a chip to the reverse which is about 10cm wide but has not broken through on to the obverse of the plate and so is unrecognisable from the obverse when displaying.
A very pleasing officer’s mess dinner plate to the “red men” as they were affectionately known in the Indian Mutiny because of the long red flowing horse hair mane that extended from their Roman pattern helmets.

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