Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries

Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries

Regular price $86

{HISTORY}

Hailing from the late 1890's this antique John Maddock & Sons platter traveled from England to America in search of adventure. By some course of fate, it wound up in the American South in a rural hamlet dotted with large plantation houses and pastoral landscapes. The stories of its life are written in delicate crazing lines and faint tea-colored staining.

Most dishes presented on platters are the star of the show, and this one indeed has had a fine and lovely time. Places, where hands touched and served and presented food, are visible in the worn spots of the decorative gold and floral rim design. A small 1" inch hairline crack suggests a misadventure that turned out just fine in the end. This is the best kind of platter - one that has lived a fully functional festive life for 120 years.

Lucky for us, it is ready for another 120 more. 

{SPECIAL FEATURES} 

- Red, Green and Blue Flowers

- Gold Stripes

- Beautiful antique patina

- 15" inch diameter

- Sturdy constitution

- Marked on back with the following: John Maddock & Sons LTD Royal Vitreous England as well as two impression marks (one looks like the number 14, the other is undiscernable.)

{CONDITION}

Crazing lines and faint staining. Worn spots in the form of rub marks along the decorative rim and inner gold rim. Hairline crack measuring 1" inch in length feels like it formed underneath the glaze because it is very smooth to the touch. Crack does not affect the function of this platter in any way.  

{SIZE}

Measures 15" inches in length and 12.75" inches in width.

{WHY YOU NEED IT} 

Because antique platters make wonderful dinnertime conversation starters. And because it is fun to daydream about all the different possibilities of places and people this platter has come in contact with over the past century.  

 

 

 

Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries
Antique John Maddock & Sons Platter - Royal Vitreous Made in England - 1800's Staffordshire Potteries