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Object ID # 1959.002.052
Object Name Plate, Dinner
Title W. & E. Corn Ironstone China Plate
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date post-1837
Artist W. & E. Corn pottery
Made W. & E. Corn
Place of Origin Burslem, Staffordshire, England
Description A glazed white ironstone dinner plate, 19th-c (made after 1837). It has a scalloped, moulded design around the centre area. The rim is moulded with delicate corn / wheat motifs. It is one of a group of 5 plates and a platter (see RELATED items). The plate has a coat of arms mark from the W. & E. Corn pottery transfer-printed on its base. Do the others as well?
Makers mark As the coat of arms motif has no escutcheon, it means that this transfer-printed mark dates this item as post-1837. Below it is "IRONSTONE CHINA / W. & E. CORN / BURSLEM".
Provenance The ironstone china plate was manufactured at Burslem, Staffordshire, England in the 19th-century. It is post-1837. It was made by the W. & E. Corn pottery.

The plate was used by Mr. and Mrs. William Milson of Concession 11, Euphrasia Township, Grey County (near Goring) in the late 19th century (c. 1898 and likely before).

One of their daughters, Miss Clara Milson, married George Inglis Reid (of Walter's Falls), and their son, William G. Reid and his wife, Jean Reid (neƩ Givens) of Owen Sound, were the last owners.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Glaze/Ink/China
Found Euphrasia Township (formerly), Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County
People Milson, William
Milson, Elizabeth
Reid, Clara
Reid, George Inglis
Reid, W. G.
Reid, Jean
Subjects Ceramic industries
Dining tables
Tableware
Search Terms Goring
Walter's Falls
Euphrasia Township
Victorian
Function Tableware (a plate). Ironstone china plates were more durable than finer china plates, and were often exported from England and used in the early days of settlements in Canada West (Ontario).