Antique terre de fer ironstone low cake stand compote in pine tree branch and dragonfly design


Shipping to United States: $56.19

An antique terre de fer or ironstone fruit compote or cake & sandwich stand with a transfer pattern of fir tree or pine cones and branch, in the rouge palette, an attractive deep reddish pink. A dragonfly hovers in the air beside the branch.
The stand and the underside of the platter are glazed in a creamy white.
What a wonderful centrepiece for your festive table!
Use it for fruit and nuts, or baubles and pine cones, or chocolates and petit fours, the only limit is your imagination!

This item probably dates from the mid to late 19th century.
The piece is unmarked aside from a number, but I have other items in this pattern which have an English registration diamond so I assume this piece is Victorian and probably from a Staffordshire maker.
The plate is set on a low circular base and the plate itself has impressed patterning in the clay of ridges and swirls like the swags of a curtain. There is a rubbed gilt ring around the rim and base ring.
Size approx 24cm diameter across rim, base ring 13cm diameter, 6.5cm high.
Condition is quite shabby, with major 'tea staining' and crazing to the rim which is indicative of heavy usage. Most collectors of antique ironstone find this aged patina an attractive facet of the type of pottery. There are some further areas of scratching to the surface and associated discolouration, normal in antique pieces of ironstone. In addition there is a short hairline crack feeding in from the rim, this small fault is of long standing and is stable. Please see photos as they form part of the description.

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