1x Antique Parnall white ironstone butcher's platter

1x Antique Parnall white ironstone butcher's platter

An early 20thC butcher's display platter, heavily made in white ironstone pottery with a flared rim and moulded foot. The underside is marked in under-glaze black transfer with the trapezoid retailers mark of 'Parnall & Sons Ltd. Lodge Causeway, Fishponds, Bristol'.


Usually made by Staffordshire potteries and sold to shop outfitters like Parnall or Banfield, these hard wearing dished slabs of white ironstone were perfect for the turn of the century butcher, keeping meat cool in counters & windows throughout the day before refrigeration was commonplace. They now make for very impressive and substantial serving ware and display beautifully when propped up to reveal the transfer.


Approximate dimension:

44cm x 34cm

4.5cm tall



In very good condition with signs of use and wear commensurate with its age.
One chip on the bottom of the foot on one corner (photo 10), but this cannot really be seen when used and otherwise it is very clean with no restoration.

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