Royal Doulton Carnation
An earred Royal Doulton Carnation cake plate.
The plate measures approximately 9 1/2 inches (24cm) in diameter (plus the ears).
- Second quality Items classed as seconds have failed one or more of the manufacturer's stringent manual inspections for quality. This may be due to a marginal fault to the shape of the item (e.g. might be slightly lob-sided), the size or weight (e.g. the item might be slightly under or over the specified accepted size/weight), the finish (e.g. any print or decoration might be offset or slightly lighter/darker than the manufacturer's standard), or a number of other aspects that the manufacturer doesn't think is perfect enough. Second-quality items are usually denoted by a mark or scratch through the manufacturer's back stamp, but they are still perfectly functional. If you are happy to accept slightly less-than-perfect quality, seconds can be a good buy, as they are cheaper than their first quality equivalent.
- Previously owned - very good Very good items are in a very good condition considering their age. Although there may be very minor signs of wear (e.g. faint cutlery marks visible in certain lights), these do not detract from the item's appearance. There is no visible damage.