Antique Knowles Taylor & Knowles Pink Rose Floral Platter circa early 1900s
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Eleanor Roosevelt
A work of art as much as a functional serving dish, this antique platter was made by Knowles, Taylor & Knowles sometime around the turn of the 20th century. With its gracefully aged aesthetic and its delicate pink rose floral design, this is a beauty that sets the stage for a certain kind of aesthetic.
Warm, aged, dainty, it carries over 100 years of stories visible in the crazing lines, the staining patterns, and the scuffed gold-accented rim. Defined by use and love, it portrays a perfectly imperfect essence of a life lived in and around food and family for over a century. This was not one of those dishes that was tucked inside a cabinet and forgotten about for decades. No no. This plate captured life in the best sense. It was part of the table, part of the room, part of the meal, part of the house. It was part of the family.
Around here, these are the gems of the dish world. The pieces that wear their history proudly. These are the kind of dishes we like to display on a wall like art just as much as on a table full of food. With this beauty by your side, you will bring authenticity, weight, and seasoned style to your room and to your mealtime.
- Colors include pale pink, raspberry, sky blue, butter yellow, spring green, and gold
- Gorgeous crazing and staining marks throughout
- Stamped on bottom with the Knowles, Taylor Knowles pottery mark
In lovely antique condition. No chips or cracks. Both the inner and outer gold rim bears rub marks in some spots.
Measures 14" inches (length) x 10" inches (width) and weighs 2.2lbs
This platter was featured in our food photography over on the blog! Find the delicious recipe for Greek Baked Cod here.