1920s Carved English Bread Knife with Advertising for Allinson
This aged, worn and weathered ironstone butter dish is for anyone who loves a chippy, perfect patina.
Dating from the late 1800s, this Dutch butter dish bears the bull mark of the Petrus Regout factory in Maastricht, Holland. There’s no doubt that this butter dish has been exposed to the elements through its lifetime, which can be seen in both the colouring of the piece, the aged and crazed patina, and a number of chips and knocks. But all these elements combine to create the most charming, worn patina and a very sweet piece.
The lid has been lost at some time in its past, replaced with an equally worn lid which doesn’t sit quite flush but nonetheless finishes the dish off nicely. Although there is significant stained crazing and a few chips to the base, rim and lid, there are no cracks or hairlines. So it is still a stable and very usable dish.
Its timeworn appeal would really stand out in any ironstone collection or in day to day use.
Width, 17.5cm; Depth, 11cm; Height, 10.5cm
UK delivery included, international delivery a maximum of £18.00.