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Antique English Transferware Carved Wood Butter Dish Tray Board - George Jones Blue Willow Transferware Plate Insert


Brand George Jones & Sons

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For consideration is this rare, English carved butter tray complete with an antique Butter dish by George Jones in a Blue Willow pattern. The wooden tray is recessed and the shallow blue piece fits perfectly inside.

About George Jones: The company began operation in c.1864 at Stoke Upon Trent at the Trent Potteries Works as George Jones and in 1873 became George Jones & Sons Ltd. They produced gorgeous majolica and earthen wares. In 1907 the works was renamed Crescent Potteries.
George Jones died in 1893.

Blue Willow: Read the story behind the pattern at my blog, here:

Butter Dish: Though I am not certain which firm made this dish I am fairly positive it was made in the Sheffield region of England and probably had a small butter knife that went with this originally. Sheffield is known the world over for its stainless steel development that took hold in the early 19th Century. Many firms produced pieces like this and the wood bread and butter boards that are so highly collected today.

Measures: Wooden Butter Dish is 6" and Blue Willow Dish is 4" x about 1/2" deep

Condition: The wood piece is in sound, very good condition. There are impressed marks which are all around the word butter itself. The Blue Willow dish is excellent, free of chips, cracks or crazing.

Such a rare, hard to find and wonderful piece this is!