Rare 1920s Grimwades Hygienic Drainer With Half Moon Handle
A rare, highly collectable antique white ironstone drainer, with a scarcely found half moon handle, dating from the 1910s.
This is a great piece of collectable kitchenalia. Grimwades patented its white ironstone pieces of kitchen equipment in the early part of the 20th Century, and were keen to use their trademark green transfer print to highlight both the benefits of their products and to instruct customers on how they should be used.
Ceramic drainers like this were usually placed in sinks to help wash fruit and vegetables. In modern times, these make excellent items to display around the kitchen. This example has a very handle half moon handle, which also helps this to display easily. This model is hard to find; most drainers, including other examples made by Grimwades, have no handle.
The text reads:
“The Grimwade – Patent – Hygienic Drainer. Conflex Flutes. Bevel Edge Holes. Made in England”
This example is in good overall condition considering its age. There are no cracks or chips on the piece. There is age related crazing all over, which has very lightly stained to give it a tea coloured effect in places, but this adds to the antique feel of the piece. There are also some age spots and odd firing faults, most notably a raised and discoloured patch on the right hand side of the base. However, generally this ceramic drainer is in excellent condition.
Width, 18cm; Height, 6cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £20 maximum depending on location.