The following experimental plates are from the collection of The Fiesta® Tableware Company. Each features an etched design that was either embossed (raised) or debossed (impressed) in the mold. Several different designs were tested on standard shapes such as Georgian Eggshell, Nautilus and Harlequin. The idea was to have designs already in the ware which would eliminate the need for other types of decorations like decals, silks screen patterns, or underlgaze prints.
The two Willow plates shown are virtually identical to a version made by Paden City Pottery of Paden City, West Virginia. The etched designs on the Georgian Eggshell examples are very light. A few can only be seen when held at an angle.