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Object ID # 1956.007.002ab
Object Name Dish, Cheese
Title English-made Cheese Dish (c. 1896)
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1896
Made Unknown
Place of Origin England?
Description Triangular-shaped two-piece ceramic cheese dish for a four pound wedge.
A - cheese tray in a triangular form. Base is stamped with: "Rd 152907" ??? stamped. It has a cream coloured glaze, embossing and gold trim on rim.
B - lid (cover) has a lift handle that is triangular shaped. Interior: "Rd 152907" stamped [Registry mark--suggests that it is British?]. There is gold on rim, top and handle and two drilled vent holes on top. It has a soft fluted body. Top is embossed. It has a burgundy transfer-printed flowers with hand-painted detail in blue, greens, yellows, orange, and pinks.

Makers mark Rd 152907" stamped [Registry mark--suggests that it is British?]
Provenance This cheese dish was a wedding present given to Eliza Jane Dunbar, who married John Burke at Tara, Bruce County, Ontario, on March 4, 1896. The Burkes lived for many years on 14th St. West, in Owen Sound, Grey County.

Eliza Burke was born on July 26, 1869. Her husband John Burke was a "Joiner". They were listed in the 1901 census of Owen Sound, but the census-taker mis-spelt their surname as "Burk". At that time, their daugher, Hazel was age 4, and had a little brother, Harold J.S. Burke.

It was last owned by Mrs. Hazel C. Christie (b. Dec. 22, 1896) who also lived in Owen Sound.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Paints/Glaze
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Burke, Eliza
Subjects Cheese
Function A covering for a four-pound wedge of cheese.