Victorian White Ironstone Scale Plate with the Justitia Virtutum Regina Motif
A great Victorian white ironstone scale plate made in the nineteenth Century. In good condition, these ceramic platters look fabulous simply on display and they also make an excellent cheese plate.
Made in the late 1800s in white ironstone, this scale plate has a striking under glaze black transfer print featuring Lady Justice and the logo “JUSTITIA VIRTUTUM REGINA”. This translates to ‘justice is the queen of virtues’. The print is still exceptionally clear and makes a very interesting feature.
The scale plate measures 20.5cm in width and 0.8cm tall. The ironstone makes it ideal for use as a cheese board or for serving up food on as a platter or ironstone slab, keeping the food at a cool and constant temperature.
The plate is in good condition. There are no dents or cracks. There is some surface crazing, as to be expected in pieces of this age. This has discolored in some places on the face of the plate, and there are some yellow patches of discoloration on the front and rear of the plate too. There are also markings on the side of the plate from where it would have sat in a set of scales.
UK delivery £5.50 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.