Vintage Grindley Hotelware Side Dish Platter circa 1920-1932
Grindley Hotel Ware. The only factory ever awarded a grand prix for hotel ware at an international exhibit... (1913 newspaper advertisement)
In operation from 1908-1979, Grindley Hotel Ware was located in the popular pottery hub of Stoke-on-Trent, England. Makers of both mass-market china and hotelware for England export, Grindley pieces offer unique designs and interesting color arrangements.
This mini oval plate, most likely used for side dish entrees, features a braided blue, brown and floral design on the rim with a chocolate brown stripe. Although marked hotel ware on the back, there is no specific hotel mentioned for this design so we can only guess at its exciting travel adventure destination. That's really the fun of vintage restaurant ware. All those potential stories and all those possible places just waiting to ignite the imagination of you and your tablemates.
- Colors include periwinkle blue, chocolate brown and pale butter
- Stamped on back with makers mark
- Petite size
In good vintage condition. There are no chips or cracks except for a hairline crack near the edge of the rim that carries through to the back. That area also contains light staining. Please see photos.
Measures 6.75" inches (length) x 4.5" inches (width) and weighs 6oz.
Small dishes of the size and shape offer lots of potential in the serving department. Great for nuts, olives, fruit and other small snackables, this plate is great for sharing a little nibble or two at cocktail hour or tea time. It also makes a great butter dish. spoon rest or soap holder.