Antique Edwardian White Ironstone “Justitia et Fides” Scale Plate In A Rare Oblong Shape
A great unusual rectangular 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/early 1900s 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. The ironstone plate is imprinted on its base, although I do not know the maker.
This scale plate is a fantastic rectangular shape, with a lip at the back which makes it the perfect piece for displaying other items of kitchenalia on too. 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 for its age. There are no dents or cracks. There are age spots, surface scratches, nibbles and areas of discoloration, which are mainly notable on the edges of the plate (from where this would have been in daily use in a grocers or provision shop). 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.
Width, 22cm; Depth, 19.5cm; Height, 4cm (at its tallest)
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