Antique Edwardian White Ironstone Butchers or Grocers Shop Scale Plate with the Justitia et Fides Logo
A great 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 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 antique condition, with no chips or cracks. The whole piece does have some light crazing on it, and some small patches of this have stained a rusty colour on both the front and back of the plate. This isn’t surprising given the age of the piece, and it does give a timeworn charm. It would have been used daily to weigh out meats and dairy produce in a shop at the time. 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 nibbles and wear 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.
Diameter, 23cm; Height, 1cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £33 maximum depending on location.