A very large, 18" oval, Victorian serving platter by Ashworth Brothers of Hanley, Staffordshire. Second-hand.
A large, Ashworth Brothers, oval platter
This is a very large, 19th century serving platter, decorated with a blue and white transfer pattern known as "Indian Tree".
It was made by the Staffordshire pottery G L Ashworth Brothers and the pattern is typical of the Victorian era, with influences of the far east.
Large platters are an excellent way to present food and are perfect for Christmas dinner. There's no reason not to use old china tableware occasionally, but it should never be put in a dishwasher or immersed in hot water. Wash by hand with warm water and washing-up liquid.
Ashworth Brothers maker's mark
It was made by G L Ashworth Brothers of Hanley, Stoke on Trent. The makers mark dates it between 1862 and 1880. Printed around the crown and laurel wreath, it reads:
Second-hand, Victorian, Ashworth Brothers kitchenware
- In good condition
- No chips or cracks
- There are marks on the rim and the base
Dimensions of Ashworth Brothers large platter
- 38cm (15 inches) width
- 47cm (18 inches) length
- 2253 grams
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