The well of the plate is white and encircled with a 1/4 band of solid tooled gold. The outer rims are lined in heavy gold and the foot of each plate (on the underside) is also lined in gold.
They are finest quality and very impressive! Each also has the pattern number HB9488 & E9960 written by hand in black and impressed 3 17. Maybe 3/1917 is the production date?Henry Spaulding was Tiffany & Co. S European representative ca 1871 until the 1880s. He tried to convince Tiffany to open a store in Chicago, Spauldings home town. When Tiffany declined, Spaulding opened his own Chicago Tiffany-like establishment in the 1880s as well as a store in Paris. These plates are in lovely condition and dont look like they have been used much, if at all. There is a slight bit of wear on the underside/base to the gold edged rim where the plate touches whatever it sits on, but this obviously doesnt show.
One plate has a small & slight glaze surface scratch (1) in the well, but I had to search to find this. _gsrx_vers_1138 GS 8.0.9 (1138). The item "Set 12 Raised Gold Encrusted Royal Doulton Luncheon Plates 9 Antique" is in sale since Wednesday, January 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Doulton". The seller is "thingologist" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona.This item can be shipped worldwide.