Antique Victorian Carved English Breadboard With the Motto “Our Daily Bread”

1930s antique Meredith Drew glass shop counter advertising display jar

A wonderful Victorian carved English breadboard, with a clear “Our Daily Bread” motto and stunning carved flower and leaf detail around its border.

This is a great example of a Victorian carved bread board, dating from the late 1800s. Carved breadboards were extremely popular household items at the time, often given as wedding presents.

Despite its age, the carving on this “Our Daily Bread” board is still very nicely defined and clear. The motto sits atop a nicely detailed leaf and berry border, with the addition of flower and barley detail at the bottom of the board giving it a wonderful and unique finish. The colouring on this board is just wonderful and rich.

The carving on this board has faded a little over time but the exquisite detail can all still be clearly made out. It is very detailed, which combined with the subject matter, makes it a rarer style of board.

Overall, the condition is lovely. There are some knife marks from use over the years. It also sits flat although one side can be pressed down slightly. Its large size makes it great for use or decoration. The lovely colour on this board is faded a little more towards the centre of this board, but this could also be further enriched from regular waxing.

Diameter, 29.5cm; Height, 2cm

UK delivery included, international delivery £18.00.

 

 

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