Antique Late Victorian or Edwardian Butchers Advertising White Ironstone Tongue Plate by Keeling & Co
This is a fabulous example of an antique Edwardian white ironstone tongue dish.
Featuring an ornate scrolled pattern and ‘TONGUE’ across the centre of the plate in under glaze black transfer print, this is an excellent example of a tongue plate, dating from the early 1900s. Made by Keeling & Co, it bears the maker’s mark on the back of the plate.
At the time, these plates would have been used in butchers shops to display the tongue it had for sale, which was a popular dish then, either sliced or whole. The middle section is raised to show the meat off.
They make excellent display pieces as part of a kitchenalia or white ironstone collection.
This plate is in mint condition, with no chips or cracks. There are just some tiny age spots in places plus a small amount of wear to the lettering although overall the transfer print is still extremely clear.
Diameter, 26.5cm; Height, 3cm
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