Rare Antique White Ironstone Cheese Dish Advertising St Ivel By Wilkinson Ltd
A wonderful and rarely seen example of an antique lidded white ironstone cheese or butter dish, dating from the early twentieth Century, featuring advertising for St Ivel cheese.
Dating from the 1910s, this ironstone butter or cheese dish was produced by renowned potters Wilkinson Ltd. It is rare to see these now, especially in such lovely condition as this.
Featuring advertising for the St Ivel cheese brand in a vivid blue on both sides of the lid, the transfer to both sides has lasted well and is still very clear. This would have been produced to support an advertising campaign for their cheese at the time, and the dish would have been intended for use as a cheese dish. It would be ideal for a small piece of dish now or, alternatively, might be a better size for use as a butter dish instead.
Considering its age, this dish is in very good condition. There is a very small chip to one corner of the base dish, but this blends in with some of the mild dairy stains which are around the edge of the dish and base of the lid, where the ceramic has come into contact with grease for prolonged periods. There is also a small firing fault in the base of the lid.
However, on the whole, it’s in very good condition and is a great piece of advertising.
Length, 17cm; Depth, 8cm; Height, 11cm. The lid measures 12cm long, 9cm wide and 4cm tall inside.
UK delivery included; international delivery £33 maximum depending on location.