Vintage WH Grindley Platter - Prestwick Pattern circa 1920s
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf
Full of eye-catching color, this petite WH Grindley platter is just a few years short of its 100th birthday. Made in England during the 1920s, this pattern was known as Prestwick and features the complementary color palette of blue, orange, green and grey with accents of gold on the handles and around the rim.
A wonderful size for serving cheese (pictured here is a blueberry Wesleydale!), crackers and accompaniments, the design of this platter looks especially gorgeous when paired with similar snack foods like fruit, nuts, olives, salad and fresh bread.
In operation for over 100 years, W.H. Grindley & Co. began in 1880 in the popular pottery hub of Stoke-on-Trent in Tunstall, England. Makers of both mass-market china and hotelware for English export, Grindley pieces offer unique designs and interesting color arrangements. Associated with a handful of other notable potteries throughout its 100 year run including Alfred Meakin, Grindley ceased operation in 1991 after being acquired by Woodlands Pottery.
- Rare, hard to find dish in the Prestwick pattern
- Stamped on the bottom with maker's mark
- Colors include blueberry, vermilion, avocado green, gold, ivory and light grey
In lovely antique condition. There are no chips or cracks. There are lots of beautiful crazing marks and some light staining, which gives this platter a beautiful aged aesthetic deserving of its 100 years of life and service. The gold rim bears some rub marks in some spots. Please see photos.
Measures 10.75" inches (length) x 8.5"inches (width) and weighs 15oz.
A true worker of the kitchen, this platter works well with a variety of foods thanks to its harmonious color palette and also makes a stylish wall hanging for year-round display.