This 6″ diameter Biarritz plate was made in England by Clarice Cliff in the Taormina pattern, introduced in 1935. The art deco design was inspired by the small town of Taomina, on the east coast of Sicily, Italy.
These five large brass staples still hold the plate tightly together. I believe this is the newest piece I own with staple repairs, as most of my other examples date up to the early 1900’s.
Clarice Cliff was born in England in 1899 and died in 1972, working as an industrial artist for 41 years. She was quite prolific and became one of the most important art deco ceramic designers of the 20th century.