|Object ID #||1959.002.052|
|Object Name||Plate, Dinner|
|Title||W. & E. Corn Ironstone China Plate|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|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".|
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, and their son, William G. Reid and his wife, Jean Reid (neé Givens) of Owen Sound, were the last owners.
|Collection||Food Service Tools & Equipment|
|Found||Euphrasia Township (formerly), Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County|
|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).|