Rare Antique Royal Worcester Golden Taupe Ironstone Platter Wild Daisies Ovington Brothers New York
Brand Ovington Brothers
This beautifully shaped, antique platter is a wonderful example of European wares made specifically for the American market. Made by the English first of Royal Worcester tt features a central bouquet of daisies and lovely daisy border. The flowers are a beautiful color of golden, brownish taupe. The Ovington Bros. was a fine retail store in New York City. Only the best wares were commissioned and imported for Ovingtons: importers and dealers of high quality European glassware and porcelains.The company began with brothers Theodore and Edward S. Ovington in 1845 and the company operated two department stores, one at Fifth Avenue in New York City and one in Brooklyn (which was a massive six-story brick building filled top to bottom with quality imports from Europe!) You can Google 'Ovington Brothers' in Brooklyn and find a reference article about the company with a nice engraving of the enormous department store. Edward J. Jr and Charles K. Ovington joined the company in 1878, where it still operated under the same name and continued after Theodor and Edward S. Ovington died in 1909 (just two months apart from each other). The name of the company shortened to just Ovingtons, omitting Brothers from their marks in the 1920s. Items marked Ovington Bros. predate the 1920s. This platter has the registration number 36114 ont he back which further concludes the mark and dates it to 1900-1901. The company demanded only the best of the best for their stores, and items marked for the Ovington Brothers are an indicator of the highest quality that was available at the time.
Measures: 14 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Condition: No chips, cracks, loss to the gold trim that was around the edge of the platter. Surface scratches can be seen when held to the light at an angle