I'm pretty sure it's under the glaze. Each plate photographed so you can zoom in and see front and back. Two plates show thin gold gilding on edges that is worn. Two plates appear to have no thin gold edging. I'm not an expert so please ask as many questions I can help you with.
Please just let me know if you would like additional photos as well. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates". The seller is "lo546321" and is located in this country: US.
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