Antique 1917 Grimwades Wartime Bread & Butter Plate
A poignant and nostalgic collectable bread and butter plate made by Grimwades pottery in Staffordshire during the Great War in 1917.
Designed to serve as a bread and butter for a family of ten people, its small size – measuring 20.5cm in diameter – aimed to highlight the sacrifices needed by the families at home in supporting the war effort through rationed food supplies.
The front reads:
“SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE RT HON D. LLOYD GEORGE PRIME MINISTER. I have no hesitation in saying that economy in the consumption and use of food in this country is a matter of the greatest possible importance to the Empire at the present time.”
On the back:
“Made by the girls of Staffordshire during the Winter of 1917 when the boys were in the trenches fighting for liberty and civilization.”
The plate is in excellent condition, with no hairline cracks or chips. There are some age spots in places, plus age related discoloration to the front of the plate. There are also some small marks on the plate rim and the back of the plate, but these are most likely glazing faults.
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