Rare Early 20th Century Grimwades White Ironstone Oval Hygienic Drainer Plate in Black Transfer Print
A rare, highly collectable antique white ironstone drainer, dating from the early 20th Century.
This is a great piece of collectable kitchenalia. Grimwades patented its white ironstone pieces of kitchen equipment in the early part of the 20th Century. They would most commonly use their trademark green transfer print to highlight both the benefits of their products and to instruct customers on how they should be used, but this rarer example is instead in black print.
Ceramic drainers like this were usually placed in sinks or on deep plates to help wash fruit and vegetables. In modern times, these are a great cute size which make excellent items to display around the kitchen.
The text reads:
“The Grimwade – Patent Hygienic Conflex Flutes. Drainer. Bevel Edge Holes.”
This example is in good overall condition considering its age. There are no cracks or chips on the piece. There is age related crazing all over, which has very lightly stained to give it a tea coloured effect, but this adds to the antique feel of the piece. There are also some age spots and odd firing faults, most notably on the top rim of the drainer. The black transfer print text is a little bit faded in places but is still legible.
Width, 19.5cm; Height, 13cm
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