A medium-sized, oval, Victorian serving platter made by W A Adderley of Longton, Staffordshire. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a medium-sized, Victorian serving platter, decorated with a blue and white transfer pattern known as "Brugge".
It was made by Staffordshire pottery W A Adderley and the beautiful pattern appears to be their version of Delft. Naming it after the Flanders capital is certainly a reference to that part of the world.
Large platters are an excellent way to present food and are perfect for Christmas dinner. Old china tableware can continue to be used and enjoyed, but it shouldn't be put in a dishwasher or left immersed in hot water. Wash by hand with warm water and washing-up liquid.
Who made it and when?
It was made by William Alsager Adderley (& Co), at the Daisy Bank Pottery in Longton, Stoke. The makers mark dates it between 1876 and 1885. Printed around their sailing ship trade mark, it reads:
What condition is it in?
- In good condition
- No chips or cracks
- There is some pitting in the glaze
What are the measurements?
- 32cm width
- 40cm in length
- 1451 grams
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