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Object ID # 1960.016.001ab
Object Name Dish, Cheese
Title Cheese Dish
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown pottery
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom?
Description Large, ceramic, floral-patterned cheese dish (and its cover) for a six pound wedge. This cheese dish and its cover are triangular in shape. The dish is white, with an outer rim of about 2.5 cm that has short, thick orange stripes on it. The narrow end of the dish has the same orange-coloured marking. There are moulded oval shapes. The base has the numeral "3" above the numerals "4448". The cover is white, with an orange floral and paisley-like transfer print. Near the bottom edge of the cover is a narrow gold trim. The handle on top of cover is white with plain gold stripes on it. It is moulded to look like a bow. The cover has the numerals "4448" as well.
Makers mark "3" above "4448"
Provenance The previous owner, Albert Clements, did not provide any information on the provenance and ownership history of this item.

The lack of a pottery mark suggests that it pre-dates the 1890s, when exported wares had to be marked re their country of origin.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Transfer Print/Glaze
Dimensions W-25.7 L-28 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Clements, Albert
Function Astorage and serving dish for a large wedge of cheese