Offering a truly beautiful, antique cheese keeper from the late-1800’s! Made of ironstone material it has a lovely Victorian transferware of pink roses and is flowing with cobalt blue. The handle resembles a twisting snake or branch on the top of a rose bush and the flow blue gives the impression of floating on the water. Additionally, the mold is very fanciful per the Victorian Era (1837-1901).
Measures 8” tall for both the lid and base. The lid measure 5.5” tall, 7.5” long by 6” wide. The inside of the lid has a 8.5cm rise at the high point and a 6cm rise at the low point. The plate measures 9” long, 7.25” wide by .75” tall.
Condition is great! No cracks, chips, hairlines, stains, or repairs detected.
This would make a wonderful addition to any shabby chic table ware setting. Use for it’s original purpose or use in an outdoor setting to protect any other special food (jam, honey, cookies, fruit, etc.) you want to protect from the bugs.
NOTE: Cheese keepers were introduced in 1828 and became very popular in the 1830’s. The earlier styles used knobs and later styles used handles, such as this one.