Rare Smaller Sized Antique Edwardian Banded White Ironstone Butter Dish With Chippy & Timeworn Appeal
This is a rare smaller sized Edwardian white barrel banded ironstone butter dish, complete with its original lid, in solid condition but with a natural timeworn age and patina to it.
In Edwardian times, butter dishes were used commonly to keep butter cool. This smaller version would is the perfect size to have been used in a household.
Dating from the early 1900s, this butter dish has fantastic timeworn charm to it. Structurally, it is a sound piece. While there are some small chips (notably on the right hand side of the lid and handle, and also on the inside rim) and a small firing crack to the top of the rim at the back, otherwise it is sound and solid order. There are some nibbles to the rims but there are no hairlines.
In daily use and contact with grease from butter, this dish (most notable on the base) has discoloured. With crazing all over, this discolouration has also affected the crazing. However, this has resulted in a natural coffee coloured aged staining which in itself is attractive.
There is no crazing, chips or cracks and the black transfer print is still very clear.
With a barrel banded effect surrounding the butter dish, this is a very handsome piece of antique kitchenalia. The black transfer print typography is still very clear. It’s perfectly usable in a kitchen today, or would look great on display.
Width, 19cm; Depth, 12.5cm; Height, 10cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £33 maximum depending on location.