Small White Ironstone Pie Dish Made by Woods & Co for the Aerated Bread Company Cafes
A very sweet antique white ironstone pie dish, used by the Aerated Bread Company in its tea rooms.
This dish likely dates to the late Victorian/Edwardian period at the turn of the 19th Century. In plain white ironstone, this is a great piece of whiteware which would be extremely useful in the kitchen today. Perhaps it could be used as a pie dish, as originally intended, or it would also make for a nice small sized vegetable dish or snack bowl.
Produced by Wood & Sons, this was a company renowned for its ironstone wares. Their name features of the back stamp although – more prominently – so does the company it was made for. Established in the mid to late 1800s the Aerated Bread Conpany was renowned for its bread making techniques. It went on to open tea rooms across the country, and this little dish would have been in regular use.
Considering this item was more than likely in daily use, it is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or staining. There are two firing faults on the underside of the rim, plus another mark which looks like it may have displayed a logo which has since etched away. Given this is on the side it isn’t overly notable, and doesn’t detract from this being a very useful antique item.
Length, 15cm; Width, 11.5cm; Height, 3cm
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