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I’m still in the process of researching this piece, but I just love it. It’s a 10-5/8″ footed cake plate from Lenox China, with a green mark that predates 1952. I believe the pattern is an early precursor to the popular Lenox “Ming” pattern, but we shall see. It has a light yellow rim, heavy gold trim, and the most lovely enamelled flowers and butterflies in pink, blue, and yellow. Best of all, it’s in really good condition (no chips, cracks, or wear, and just a few utensil marks).

Ah, finally found it: MANDARIN. See replacements item 49796, dated, c. 1917.

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