The handsome lion in the photo was sent to me by Sue Wagstaff who lives in Bath. She recognized that he was the same lion as the one found on the Lions pattern (see yesterday's post). As he is printed on a 3.74 inch child's plate, he barely fits the center. He is almost a cartoon of the original source print and the pattern made by Adams.
"Lion" child's plate
The potters copied anything that was popular. If they didn't have a source print available, maybe they just copied a pattern from another plate. Where is the female lion? Where are her cubs?