Rare Victorian Late 1800s Mason’s Ironstone Purple Transferware Platter
A fabulous late Victorian Mason’s ironstone transferware platter, with a beautiful and rare purple transfer print pattern.
This is a beautiful Mason’s square ironstone platter, adorned with a delicate and beautiful pattern in a deep purple coloured transfer print. This is a rare pattern which I have never seen before, nor do I know the name of. However, it is very intricate, with lots of detail depicting a vase overflowing with flowers and a very pretty floral border.
On the back is the Mason’s ironstone mark, also in the same deep purple colour, which dates this piece to the late 1800s.
The platter is in a square shape, with handles on each side for ease of carrying. Not only would this piece look wonderful on display, but it’s also a fantastic size for use, especially for sandwiches, cakes or afternoon tea.
This ironstone platter is in good antique condition for its age, with a great timeworn feel to it. The transfer print is still a good colour, but the background colour has yellowed a little with age. There is also crazing and some patches of discoloration. Combined, these have created a unique and stunning patina on the piece.
There are no cracks. A small section of glaze has chipped away in the bottom right corner of the plate, mesuring approximately 2cm long by 2mm wide. There are also two small firing faults on the back, together with a smaller surface chip to the glaze. Overall, though, it is lovely condition.
Width, 27cm at widest; Depth, 23,5cm; Height, 3cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £17.00 maximum depending on location.