Large Antique Edwardian White Ironstone Scale Plate with Justitia Virtutum Regina Logo – Ideal Cheese Platter
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 excellent cheese plates.
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 28cm in width and 1cm 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 for its age. There is one tiny dent in the side of the plate but there are no significant chips or cracks. Although there is crazing all over, the front of the plate is reasonably clean with just some age spots dotted about. The sides of the plate are worn and aged. Most notably, though, there is some staining on the back where this has been in contact with a rusty cast iron base. However, this isn’t notable when in use and doesn’t affect use of the plate in any way either.
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