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Antique English Victorian Cobalt Blue Transferware Meat Drainer Staffordshire Mezzanine Aesthetic Movement China

$244.99

Brand Brown, Westhead and Moore

Antique Blue & White Staffordshire Meat Drainer

Attributed to Brown Westhead Moore, this is  a beautiful example of early Staffordshire potteries and the Aesthetic Movement.

TEUTONIC PATTERN, DECORATED IN A DARK COBALT BLUE ART NOUVEAU BOTANICAL AND HEARTS DESIGN

Circa 1860-80's

From the early 19th century, most dinner sets included a drainer, or mezzanine as they are often called, which was flat and had a hole in the center, with smaller holes all around it. This drainer would fit inside a large serving dish and would have been used when serving meat, particularly fish, to drain the juices.  It has a deep Cobalt blue decoration of scrolls and stylized flowers.  A stunning piece!

Measures: 12" x 8 3/4"

Condition:  Excellent for age, no chips or cracks, minimal, light browning, some surface wear and fine crazing

Marked on back as shown: impressed with numeral 1, stamped with S and another small markt hat I cannot make out.

To see other examples of meat drainers and learn more about them, see this post on my blog:

http://nancysdailydish.blogspot.com/2012/04/staffordshire-mezzanine-aka-meat.html