each painted in the center, by William H. Morley, signed, with a different game bird or water fowl, named on the reverse, within a wide acid-etched gilt border on the rim, script L, wreath and LENOX mark printed in green, eight impressed LENOX oo and gilder's mark E.II. Some minor wear to gilt rim edge.
diameter 9in. (22.9cm)
William H. Morley was a English decorator, working with his brother, George, for the Ceramic Art Company and its successor, Lenox, Incorporated, in the early part of the 20th century and was best known for his depictions of flowers, fish and birds. A plaque painted with ptarmigan, similar to a subject of one of the present examples, is illustrated by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, American Porcelain, 1770-1920, p. 256, no. 99.