Vintage Mid Century Carved English Bread Platter “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”

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A vintage carved English bread platter or bread plate, carrying the “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread” and wheat decoration around its border, dating from the mid twentieth Century.

Bread plates or platters like these were common on the Continent in the mid twentieth Century. In the same style as the Continental platters or breadboards, this rarer English version carries the “Give Us Our Daily Bread” motto in English, and features wheat and flower decoration framing the bottom of the board. They were often hung up as decorative pieces in the home, or used in churches as collection plates.

It is likely this piece was decorative and rarely used, as there are only some very minor knife marks, possibly where this was used as a bread board. Part of the board may also have been lightened by the sun, possibly due to where it was hung on display. Other than this, though, the platter is in excellent condition and the carving is very crisp and clear.

Diameter, 26cm; Height, 2.75cm

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