A medium-sized, 39cm or 15 inch, Victorian, oval serving platter from the Ridgway Pottery in Staffordshire. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a medium-sized, 39cm or 15 inch, Victorian, oval serving platter from the Ridgway Pottery of Staffordshire. It was made around 1880.
It is decorated with a blue and white transfer pattern known as "Deak", from a time inspired by the popular Delft patterns from the Netherlands.
Large platters are a great way to present food and Christmas dinner is the perfect excuse. Old china tableware can continue to be used, but don't put them in a dishwasher or leave them in hot water. Just wash by hand with warm water and washing-up liquid.
Who made it and when?
This was made by the Ridgway Pottery of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England. The maker's longbow trade mark underneath dates it between 1880 and 1890.
What condition is it in?
- In fair to good condition
- The top, patterned side is clean and bright
- There are shallow scratches from utensils, but the glaze is good
- The main transfer pattern is off-centre by 5mm
- There is a glaze fault from firing on the underside, near the maker's mark
- The underside of the rim is worn at one end
- At the other end, on the underside edge, are two small nicks under the glaze
What are the measurements?
- 39cm long (15.25 inches)
- 30cm wide (just under 12 inches)
- 1417 grams
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