Antique Early Twentieth Century Mason’s Ironstone Lidded Butter or Cheese Dish
A nice example of a lidded Mason’s ironstone cheese or butter dish with its original lid, dating from early part of the twentieth Century.
Carrying a green transfer print Mason’s ironstone on its base, which dates this piece to the 1920s or 1930s, this is a great lidded butter or cheese dish. Made of ironstone china, this is very effective at keeping dairy products cool.
In the “Ivory” pattern, after the colour of the finished piece, it is a light cream colour which would work well in any modern kitchen.
As with most antique and vintage items, this dish does show signs of age and use. Most notably, there is crazing across both the lid and its base. There is a small crack (likely from the time of firing, as the piece is very sound) at the edge of the saucer about 7mm long, and two small glazing fault chips in the lid. There is a small grease mark at the rear of the lid, which would have occurred through day to day use. Overall, it’s in good condition though and both the base of the lid and saucer show very little any signs of wear.
Width, 18cm; Depth, 14.5cm; Height, 8cm. The lid measures 12.5cm wide by 8.5cm deep.
UK delivery £4.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.