These are very rare vintage dinner plates and I can't find any other ones quite like them - so they are rare items and listed at bargain prices here.
They would be especially interesting if you live in the Scottish town of Haddington in East Lothian.
I have four matching ones in total in my store. The price here is FOR ONE PLATE ONLY.
UPDATE MARCH 2022. ONLY THREE LEFT. ONE HAS BEEN SOLD
These fine plates are made of bone china with gold gilt edges - they are a nice large size and are dinner plates with a diameter of just over 10 1/4 inches. They are also so lovely they could be hung on your wall as display items.
The design on each one is based on 17th-century engravings made by the celebrated Scottish printmaker, John Slezer.
In 1693 the first-ever pictorial survey of Scotland was published by military engineer John Slezer. This was called 'Theatrum Scotiae', a volume of detailed engravings that shows us what important Scottish towns and buildings looked like over 300 years ago.
These four plates used details from one of the engraved prospects.
A group of travellers are shown on the road into Haddington (or 'Haddingtown') from the south, flanked by farmland. Central to the view is St Mary's Church, one of Scotland's largest late medieval churches, with its walled graveyard. It was built in the 1400s, it has long been known by the title 'Lamp of the Lothians'.
John Slezer's patron, the Duke of Lauderdale, is buried in the ruined part of the church. Still standing today is the bridge over the River Tyne, to the right of the church, and also the mill on the far left.
As you can, the plates are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks - there is no cutlery marks on the design - and these very rare china plates by Royal Imperial are certainly something special if you live in Haddington or are a fan of Slezer.
Strange images for plates - they remind me a little of designs that might have been made by Fornasetti.
Sorry due to the weight - they would have to be for UK posting only.
Of course, they will be very carefully packed to send to you in a sturdy box. Postage will be £4.95 for each plate - for multiple purchases, the postage would have to be with Parcelforce48 - and this will cost about £10 for all four plates.