Mid-19th century Staffordshire children’s plates for sale from Robert Pugh.

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Coming to the venue of Burton Court, near Leominster in Herefordshire, are Digby Antiques from Wiltshire and Gerard Coles in Bath.

Making a return are Fontaine Decorative, which is based locally, and Ludgate House Antiques in Falmouth, whose owners Nicola and Ralph Retallack organise the Enys House Fair near St Ives.

Pick up a plate

A collection of 40 mid-19th century children’s plates (three pictured here) priced at between £75 and £100 each and with a connection to a selling show at Christie’s South Kensington in 1991 will be offered by dealer Robert Pugh.

He says: “Back in the late 1980s the publisher Richard Dennis put together a large collection of children’s plates which featured in Gifts for Good Children by Noel Riley.

“In 1991 Richard held a pottery and porcelain selling show at Christie’s South Kensington titled Gifts for Good Children, The History of Children’s China 1790-1990.

“We’ve identified many of the 40 plates which we’re bringing to the fair as the very ones that featured in the book and sold at the 1991 show. The three plates illustrated above are all typical examples from Staffordshire.”