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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Who Am I and How Old Am I?...

I have a couple platters that I really would like to know more about, am hoping someone reading this will be able to give me a little information.

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The first is an 8¾ inch by 12 inch platter with pine cones, made by W. H. Grindley & Co. Tunstall. Knowing how much I liked nice dishes, my dear friend, Lisa, gifted me with this platter that had been her grandmother's and then her mother inherited upon the grandmother's death. I have tried doing a little research and can't find much on this pattern. I did find it on Replacement's, Ltd. listed as GR1259, which is their code for an unnamed pattern. My thinking is the pattern is Oxford, produced in 1896...but what do I know?




Border of platter.

Center of platter.


Stamp on back of platter.

Entire back of platter.

This piece made by Spode Copeland may be a large dinner plate, platter, chop plate, charger or maybe the underplate to tureen. It was my late mother-in-laws and she always called it a chop plate. It is 10 ¾ inches, has a pheasant in the center.





The pheasant plate hangs on the wall with other red and white plates/platters and the pine cone platter in a kitchen cupboard as I often use it.

I am hoping that someone reading this will have some knowledge of these two pieces and let me know more about them. Thanks!

26 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

These are gorgeous platters, Mimi. I wish I could help you or give you a clue, but I can't. Just lovely.

Happy Spring! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Linda said...

I'm sure someone will know more about them. They are both lovely and wonderful treasures.

Kathy-Casa-Dolce-Casa said...

Pretty plates Mimi, the first one is called Oxford and probably dates pre 1891. go here and read about Grindley dates and backstamps.
http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/html/porcelain_pottery_china_marks_1.htm

not sure abt the other one. I am not blogging for now (busy, busy) but I am glad I logged on and saw this, hope it helps, Kathy.

Kathy-Casa-Dolce-Casa said...

http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/html/porcelain_pottery_china_marks_1.htm

Kathy-Casa-Dolce-Casa said...

http://www.mygrannysatticantiques.com/html/
porcelain_pottery_china_marks_1.htm


Sorry it keeps chopping off part of the web address, hope this one goes through okay :-)

Jane said...

Beautiful platters. I don't know anything about them but I hope Kathy's comments above were helpful for you.
Are you getting snowed in?
Jane

alice said...

I love those platters. Transferware are my favorites. Lucky girl! smiles, alice

kim said...

Those are both beautiful pieces. I hope someone can give you the info you are looking for.

Suzy said...

Love the first one especially but both are great. I agree with Kathy..I have another source here that says the Tunstall indicates its 1880-1891. What a nice thing for your friend to do~

http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/g/grindley.htm

Cindy said...

Those are beautiful platters. It's always nice to know the history of your pieces so I hope you find out the info you need.

GardenofDaisies said...

I really like the pinecone platter! Sooo pretty, whatever it's name is!

Respectabiggle said...

I wish I could help you figure out the age! i also love the rooster chargers in different colors from your last several posts! Wonderful!! That was awesome of your sister!
Hugs, Lana

Joanne said...

I wish i could help you out...they are really quite pretty!

Dishesdone said...

I don't know a thing about your platters, Mimi, except they are so pretty!

Sherrie said...

I wish I could help with some research for you, but alas, no help. I have some plates that I am going to be posting for Vintage Black Friday that I hope too to get some help with. Thanks for stopping by for my give away. I have you posted for several chances. I am adding some vintage fabric yo-yos to the package. I am having so much fun doing this.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Mimi, I've never seen either of these patterns before but they are really beautiful. The blue platter is just amazing, and really does look to be old. What a wonderful gift. So glad you came by.
blessings,
Debra

Nancy said...

Hi Mimi,
You are right, the first platter is in the pattern Oxford. It was made by W. H. Grindley and produced in Tunstall sometime between 1880 and 1890. Tunstall is the town where the factory was which was part of the North Staffordshire potteries. Grindley began using the word England in 1891(as all potters were required to indicate the country of manufacture due to the McKinley Tariff Act of 1891), rather than Tunstall. This style of platter is referred to as Aesthetic from the Aesthetic Movement. (I'll be posting on this very subject soon)

The Spode piece is probably 1920-50. I'm familiar with the pattern and of course the potter but have not researched its history. Just going off the backstamp.

A Grain of Salt said...

M, you have such a great collection of dishes, both old and new. Always love to see what you're showing.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! Beautiful platters, Mimi! I don't recognize either of them, though. What a wonderful gift! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Diann said...

Hi Mimi!

the platters are beautiful! I am afraid I am no help regarding in any info on them.

Have a great day!

Oh, you wanted to know how I placed the bunny on top of the pansies in my planter. I sat a small juice glass tucked into the flowers. the bunny is actually sitting on the juice glass.

Jenny said...

I don't know anything more then you wrote about these platters but they are both totally wonderful. I am going to google for the pinecone plates... my daughter would adore those.

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

I have no info on the platters, but they surely are pretty! Linda

Kathleen said...

When I read your title I thought you had developed amnesia!
i know nothing!
They are pretty though!
Looks like you have been given some good info, so you don't need me! :)

The Tablescaper said...

I didn't know the answers, but thankfully it looks like you got some good information from our wonderful blogging community.

They are lovely peices.

- The Tablescaper

Cathy said...

I wish I had some helpful information to pass along but, alas, I don't. I did enjoy seeing these beautiful pieces. Thanks for sharing your treasures.

artis1111 said...

Beautiful. Happy Easter. Kathy