Antique Victorian Plain White Ironstone Bread Plate or Platter with Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Motto
A rare example of a plain white ironstone bread plate from the Victorian period.
This ironstone 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. “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” was very popular, and is moulded into the surround of this platter in gothic stylised typography.
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 plate is in overall very good condition. There are no chips or cracks on this piece. There is some staining around the top and base rims, most likely from where it would have come into contact with dairy produce like butter. There are also some minor surface scratches and little pin hole marks on the main plate from the firing process.
Length, 30cm; Width, 24.5cm; Height, 6cm to top of wheat handle ends
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