Antique Edwardian Large White Ironstone Scale Plate With Justitia et Fides Transfer Print Image
A great large sized Edwardian white ironstone scale plate. In good condition, these ceramic platters look fabulous simply on display and they also make excellent cheese plates.
Made in the late 1800s in white ironstone, this scale plate has a striking under glaze black transfer print featuring the popular “JUSTITIA ET FIDES” logo, translating to Justice & Faith. The print is still exceptionally clear and makes a very interesting feature.
This scale plate is a fantastic large size, measuring 28cm in width and 1cm tall, and is also a substantial heavy and weighty piece. 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 are some grease marks from use in a grocers shop more than 100 years ago, as it would have been used to weigh out meats and dairy produce. I have deliberately taken the photographs to show these marks off at their worst, however, these are not overly notable when the plate is not in direct light, and they don’t detract from this still being a lovely piece of antique kitchenalia. Some small rust marks and nibbles are also evident around the edge of the plate, again a mark of its history and day to day use as part of a set of scales.
UK delivery included, international delivery £23.00.