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