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I have found four different plates from the same manufacturer.  Two seem to come from the same series, and two are similarly styled, though in different color patterns.

#2102 Colored Fable Dinner Plates with Branches on Their Rims

Two 10" plates have several features in common. branches with buds around the rim, a multicolored fable illustration filling the indented center of the plate, "#2102" on the plate's bottom, and the "R" seal imbedded in the bottom of the plate.

1880? One white-colored plate with a multi-colored illustration of TH in the indented center of the plate.  Around the outside of the plate run four vines; their stalks are at about 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, and 10:30.

The central picture has the tortoise apparently reaching the finish line, where a bird sits on a branch.  There are greens of several shades, browns, and some lovely blue in the bird.  One of the manufacturer's marks on the base seems to be "2I."

1880? One white-colored plate with a multi-colored illustration of TT in the indented center of the plate.  Around the outside of the plate run four vines; their stalks are at about 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, and 10:30.

The central picture is just before take-off.  The two birds and the tortoise all grip the long stick.  Besides the greens of the grass around and the browns of the three animals, there is blue mixed with green in the birds heads and wing tips.  There are also lovely little blue flowers on the top of the nearby stalks.  One of the manufacturer's marks on the base seems to be "2I."    

Dinner Plates with Early English Forms and Blossoms Around Rims

1880? One white-colored plate with a multi-colored illustration of FS in the indented center of the plate.  Around the outside of the plate run branches with green leaves and pink flowers.

The central picture shows the stork enjoying a meal out a long tall vase.  The fox is left to lick the side of the vase.  The colors include strong browns, greens, and pinks.  The statement is archaic English:  "Ye Stork Inviteth Ye Fox to Dinner."  Symbols on the back include the manufacturer's "R" sign and an image of two pots floating in a river.  The bottom of this plate also has a semicircular word around a "B." 

1880? One white-colored plate with a black-and-white illustration of DS in the indented center of the plate.  Around the outside of the plate run branches with leaves and flowers.

The central picture shows the dog with a chop in his mouth viewing a dog in the water with a chop in his mouth.   The statement is archaic English:  "Ye Dog and Ye Shadow."  Symbols on the back include the manufacturer's "R" sign, a semicircular word around a "B," and an impressed symbol hard for me to read. 

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