Central lacy gold medallion is very stately and looked great in my breakfront. MARKING: in underglaze color of blueish green is a crown with words England, Coalport, A. Marked in brown: "Made Expressly for Hardy & Hayes Co, Pittsburg " which is how I can date the plates.
You can check on Wikipedia. All plates have a number at the rim: "6393/B", this was so the company knew what employee used how much gold on the pieces they made. There is also the remnants of a sticker (bronze in color) by the repairer on the one plate... SIZE: 10.25 in diameter, or dinner plate size. CONDITION: see condition report above and pictures.The item "SET 8 antiq COALPORT, ENGLAND china dinner plates CIRCA 1890'S, GOLD neoclassic" is in sale since Sunday, December 01, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Plates & Chargers". The seller is "seetimrun" and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.