Vintage W.H. Grindley Prestwick Platter - Large Size - Made in England circa 1925-1926
ONE CANNOT THINK WELL, LOVE WELL, SLEEP WELL IF ONE HAS NOT DINED WELL. VIRGINIA WOOLF
Full of eye-catching color, this large WH Grindley platter is just two 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.
Large in size, it is a lovely dish thanks to its color palette, for serving fresh summer salads, home-baked breads, charcuterie, roasted chicken, grilled vegetables and an assortment of baked goods (especially any involving blueberries). Really there is no end to the types of foods you can serve on the versatile platter, but the size of this one makes it ideal for meals meant for sharing.
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 vintage condition, there are no chips, cracks, or staining. The gold details on the handles bear some rub marks in some spots, and most of the gold edge around the rim have worn off over time. There is a small utensil mark in one of the blue and orange floral swags as happens with transferware from time to time. Please see photos.
Measures 14.75" inches (length) x 11.25"inches (width) and weighs 2.5lbs
In addition to being a beautiful worker in the kitchen, this platter also makes a stylish wall hanging for year-round display.