Well I got an answer from the lady at the Wedgwood Museum in England.:
"I do not know if you have access to the publication ‘Adams Ceramics. Staffordshire Potters and Pots, 1779-1998’ by David A. Furniss, J. Richard Wagner and Judith Wagner (Schiffer Publications, 1999. ISBN 0-7643-0847-5) – in the above named work a number of early variations on the Adams’ factory backstamps appear – though I must admit I cannot find one identical to that featured on the item in question – however, although the Prince of Wales’ backstamp is not featured in the appendix at the back of the work, there is a reference to a ‘WA & S’ printed backstamp, which was used by the factory from 1819 to 1861 – and I suspect that this is related to the printed backstamp below the Prince of Wales feathers as portrayed on the image you forwarded.
Stylistically the shape of the dish would seem to correspond with this era of production – and the (almost) pheasants’ eye decoration is very similar to copper plate printed work which has appeared on the Adams factory production again around the time indicated.
It maybe that with a thorough perusal of the above named work – which is excellent – that you will be able to come to a more satisfactory conclusion, but on the face of it I would say yes, that this is a William Adams piece."
I have called the library to see if I can borrow that book through inter-library loan, to see if I can find out more about it, but they can't find a copy. It is nearly $80 to purchase a copy online, so that's out as well. The thing that fascinates me is this area was settled in the 1830's, so this piece may have come over with them?
I went grocery shopping on Friday and bought some ground beef and cooked that up with some onions and divided it to go into the freezer. This is such a great way of dealing with ground beef I wouldn't dream of putting it in the freezer without pre-cooking and dividing it up.
Also made a casserole of liver, onions, mushroom and bacon...........I know you either love liver or hate it with a passion.
Then dd is hosting her first Thanksgiving dinner on Monday and she asked me to make her some bread sauce.
We were invited to go, but are not going which is just as well, as there will be 8 young 'uns between the ages of 23 and 28. We would be the odd couple out!!!
Now for the questions. I was ironing today when I thought of all of these.
1. Do new houses in Britain have airing cupboards? Ever since we have lived in Canada we have never had an airing cupboard, so we don't technically "aire" our clothes like we did in England.
2. How many sets of sheets do you have for each bed. I was talking to a friend and she washes and dries her sheets in one day and puts them straight back on the bed.
3. How often do you wash your sheets on your bed? I wash ours every Friday. Same friend was very evasive when asked!!!!