Antique Victorian Deeply Carved Treen Butter Dish with Willow Staffordshire Liner
A lovely Victorian English butter dish, with a willow patterned liner and wonderful deeply carved flower detail.
This is great and rarer example of a carved treen butter dish, featuring wonderful deeply carved detail around the whole of the border. The edge of the butter dish is unusual since the carving is very intricate and deep around the whole of the edge. The wood is also a lovely rich colour. It features overlapping carved flowers which look wonderful and have suffered hardly any wear.
The ironstone liner has a blue willow pattern and carries a Staffordshire makers mark. The dish is in good condition, with some light crazing.
Overall, the butter dish is in very good condition, especially with the carving so clear still. The butter pat doesn’t quite sit flush in the wooden surround and has previously been held in place with some tape or glue. This has left a residue on the base of the liner and the bottom of the ironstone pat. There is also a small line of old worm on the base of the wooden butter dish. This is on the back of the dish, but one small hole is notable on the corner of the dish. There are also a few odd grease marks. However, these issues are very common in such old items and they don’t detract.
Height, 3cm; Width, 16cm.
UK delivery £5.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.