|Object ID #||1959.002.073|
|Object Name||Plate, Tea|
|Title||Bishop & Stonier Ironstone China Tea Plate|
|Lexicon category||4: T&E For Materials|
|Year Range from||1899|
|Year Range to||1936|
|Artist||Bishop & Stonier Limited|
|Made||Bishop & Stonier Ltd. pottery|
|Place of Origin||Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom|
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".|
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|
|Found||Owen Sound, Grey County|