Circa 1850 - 1860 Navy Blue - Gray Transferware Meat Drainer Staffordshire Mezzanine
Antique Dark Navy-Gray/Blue & White Staffordshire Meat Drainer
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.
Measures: 12" x 8 3/4"
Condition: Overall good. It has been broken and professionally restored with visible repair. Has a small nick in the outer rim. Works nicely as a display piece. Marked down over 50% due to repair
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