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Object ID # 1959.002.077
Object Name Platter
Title W. & E. Corn Ironstone Platter
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Year Range from 1891
Year Range to 1904
Made W. & E. Corn
Place of Origin Staffordshire, England
Description White ironstone wheat & floral design serving platter, 1891-1904 mark. This platter has a transfer-printed maker's mark (black lettering) for W. & E. Corn on the underside. The platter is moulded with a wheat and flower pattern around its top side perimeter. The platter is ovoid in shape. There is a smooth, glazed white colour to it. The design is symmetrical. The wheat stalk designs have five heads of wheat. The floral design has two stems--one has three flowers, and the smaller one has only leaves.
Makers mark Transfer-printed on the underside (in black):
"Royal Ironstone China" above a royal coat of arms, and "W. & E. Corn, England".
Provenance Manufactured by the W. & E. Corn pottery in Staffordshire, England, which was in operation from 1864-1904. The mark on it dates it from the 1891-1904 period.

Provenance unknown. Last owned by Jean Reid (neƩ Givens) of Holland Township, Grey County. May have belonged to her parents, James and Minnie Givens, before her. They were married July of 1898 and farmed in the Massie district of Holland Township.

James and Minnie Givens are buried at Greenwood Cemetery, in Owen Sound, Grey County.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Glaze
Dimensions H-3.2 W-26.6 L-37.4 cm
Found Grey County, Ontario
People Givens, James
Function An item of tableware that provides a place to keep hot sliced meat (other hot food) until it is served to everyone at the table.