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Object ID # 1959.002.073
Object Name Plate, Tea
Title Bishop & Stonier Ironstone China Tea Plate
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Early 20th-century
Year Range from 1899
Year Range to 1936
Artist Bishop & Stonier Limited
Made Bishop & Stonier Ltd. pottery
Place of Origin Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Description This is stoneware (ironstone china) tea plate that was made in England by the Bishop & Stonier pottery. The transfer-printed mark on the underside was used by the Bishop & Stonier company between 1899-1936. The perimeter of the plate has a scalloped shape. The top side is plain. This plate was used at a farm home in Grey County in the past, either by the Reid or Milson or Givens families.
Makers mark Transfer-printed mark on the underside has a crown above a round motif that has "IRONSTONE CHINA" inside it, with a banner below with "BISHOP" "&" "STONIER", below which is "ENGLAND".
Provenance The plate was used in Grey County, Ontario by one of the following farm families, either the William Milson family?, the Reid family? or the Givens family? or the McKay family? It was later owned in Owen Sound, Ontario by Jean Reid (nee Givens) .
The plate was manufactured by the Bishop and Stonier Pottery Ltd. of Staffordshire, England. They were formerly Powell, Bishop and Stonier. They started in 1891, but the mark on the plate dates between 1899-1936.
Godden, G. A., ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF BRITISH POTTERY AND PORCELAIN MARKS. London: Herbert Jenkins, 1964, pp. 76-77.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Glaze/Transfer-printed mark
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Givens, James