Large Antique Victorian Salt Glazed Bread Platter with Biblical Motto – Eat Thy Bread with Joy & Thankfulness
A rare example of a plain white salt glazed bread plate from the Victorian period.
This bread platter dates from the mid to late 1800s, and would have proudly displayed home baked bread almost daily. The importance of bread as a core staple item then was shown by using biblical references in any mottos that might be found on breadboards and plates. “Eat Thy Bread With Joy and Thankfulness” is moulded into the surround of this platter in gothic stylised typography which is still very crisp and clear.
It is rare to find bread plates like this in plain white, which makes them a desirable object in the modern home now. It’s ideal both for display and use.
This bread platter is in overall excellent condition, with no chips or cracks on this piece. There is some staining speckled across the platter but it doesn’t detract and adds a genuine timeworn charm.
With a salt glazed finish, the plate has a matte effect which ages well.
Diameter, 31.5cm; Height, 3cm
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