Antique Knowles, Taylor and Knowles Ironstone Dish - Cabbage Leaf Shape circa 1870-1881
Only with a leaf can I talk of the forest. Visar Zhiti
Sometime between the years 1858 and 1934, this antique ironstone dish was made in East Liverpool, Ohio by the pottery Knowles, Taylor & Knowles, who made both hotelware and private collection pieces for home entertaining. Shaped like a large leaf with beautiful detailing and a slight bowl-lish curve, it most likely was intended for use as a relish dish - a rare treasure amongst prized KT & K ironstone. Strong and sturdy yet gracefully delicate, it's gorgeous in its simplicity, its bright color and its imagined escapades over the past 80-150 years. The size of a small head of cabbage, it now has many uses both on the table or incorporated into display reflecting the beauty of nature and the elegant artistry of antique dinnerware.
- Bright white
- Lovely light crazing marks throughout
- Stamped on bottom with the Knowles, Taylor Knowles pottery mark
There are no cracks in this dish but there are 4 small chips. Each of the chips appears on the back side of the dish. Three chips are on three pointy edges of the backside of the leaf and the fourth chip appears on the pedestal base of the dish near the backstamp. Please see photos.
Measures 7" inches (width) x 7" inches (length) x 1.75" inches (height)
In addition to its original use as a relish dish, this little beauty also makes a great hors d'ouevres serving plate, a candy or trinket dish, a countertop fruit or nut basket or a striking decorative wall piece.