Antique Early 20th Century Two-Part Ironstone Asparagus Platter or Serving Dish By Petrus Regout
This plain ironstone asparagus serving platter is an extremely rare item dating from the early 20th Century.
Made by renowned makers Petrus Regout in around 1920, this two-part serving platter, with a drainer and base dish, is a very impressive example of the use of antique ironstone.
In a plain colour way, this platter is more of a cream or off-white colour. It is a substantial, large and heavy piece which designed as a serving dish for asparagus- with the cooked asparagus resting on the removable inner section, with any excess oil or moisture free to drop through to the base dish.
Although plain in style, the elaborate nature of this dish really stands out. A stick of aspect is sculpted along each edge of the platter and it is extremely unusual to see an example with a removable drainer plate – slats are normally moulded onto these types of platters.
This is great to use for its original purpose but it’s large size also makes it ideal for use as a drainer and platter when serving other foods as well.
In fabulous condition, there are no chips or cracks on this piece. There are some patches of very light crazing on the inside of the base dish, plus on one edge the glaze is discoloured as a result of the firing process. Otherwise, this platter is excellent.
Length, 43cm; Width, 21cm; Height, 5.5cm
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