Not yet part 2 of my Willow saga but in the same vein - SPODE!! All of the transferware that I have ever purchased new has been Spode, mostly from the Blue Italian range and on sale. I stress on sale because the stuff is expensive. I used to buy one piece each payday, whatever was marked down that fortnight. Now I just shop at Goodwill - $3.99!
This plate is from the Aesop's Fables range featuring 'The Lion and the Fox'. It is in perfect condition; I'm guessing that its previous owner had it on display because when I bought it, it still had one of those wire and spring plate display hangers hooked around it. Who parts with their Spode?