Victorian English, “Day & Millward” of Birmingham ceramic scales plate, c.1870. The plate is originally from a Day & Millward set of grocer’s or butcher’s scales, and is one of the largest scales plates produced. It features pictorial, black transfer-printed advertising that includes the Royal Coat of Arms, Justice herself and references to the awarded medals received at the Great Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862. These are often repurposed as food platters, and when paired with antique glass food cloches, they form a decorative base.
Condition: Clean and useable. It comes in very good condition with typical wear commensurate with the age and function of the piece. It is marked in several places (please all view images) along with scratches and wear to the glaze. There are no chips or cracks. No restoration.
Size: 13” diameter.