Antique Edwardian Extra Large Barrel Shaped Banded White Ironstone Butter Dish
This is a very large rare Edwardian white barrel banded ironstone butter dish, complete with its original lid, in lovely condition.
In Edwardian times, butter dishes were used commonly to keep butter cool. This large version would probably have been used in the kitchen of a large household.
Dating from the early 1900s, this butter dish is in good condition, with no cracks and is in overall very clean condition. There is some light crazing all over, which is mostly notable on the top of the dish and inside. There is also a very small chip to the front of the left handle approximately 0.5cm in width. It is clean and is barely notable though. On the other handle is a surface crack but this does not penetrate through. There are also some small firing faults to the outer rim of the lid and some minor grease marks inside the dish from where it has been in contact with butter.
With a barrel banded effect surrounding the butter dish, this is a very handsome piece of antique kitchenalia. The white ceramic is still very strong in its colour. The word ‘Butter’ appears to have been added later and, in a rather crude style, is likely to have been added by an owner. This has faded slightly but is still legible. In gothic stylised font, it’s quite attractive and and an unusual feature on these dishes.
A perfectly usable dish for the kitchen today, or an item which would look great on display.
Width, 23cm; Depth, 16cm; Height, 12cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £33 maximum depending on location.