It does not get any rarer than this unsurpassed game plate by Sinclaire. Sinclaire made two forms of game plates-a set in birds, and a set in fish. There is only one place I know of that the plates can be seen and that is p. 94 in Rarities. The exact piece is shown on page 95 and is called “King Plower” however this is a misinterpretation because mine says “Ring Plover” on it. This might be the only one of these plates outside of the set shown in rarities! The plate is signed with the word “SINCLAIRE” on the top edge of the plate.
The plate exhibits the finest engraving done by any brilliant period glass house. The scene features the bird spreading its wings ready to take flight. The Plover is standing among some grass and taller brush. The engraving is so masterful you can see every piece feather and every blade of grass clearly. The words “Ring Plover are placed at about 7 o’clock on the plate. The border is done with leaves, branches, and acorns.
The plate is absolutely perfect in condition with the exception of some very minor scratches. The plate measures 9 ¼” wide and is just under 1” tall. A true rarity in ABP glass-few collections have one piece with engraving this fine.
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