Large Blue and White Staffordshire Platter with Hunting Scene

$920.00

From the Collection of Mario Buatta
Mario loved blue and white, and he loved dogs. On this platter we have both! Made in Staffordshire circa 1830, the center of the platter shows a hound racing after a bird. Around the lively center scene is an exquisite border filled with beautiful flowers. This large platter is in the form of a “Well and Tree” platter, with troughs formed into the body and a deep well at one end. This configuration allows the juices of meats being cut on the platter to drain into the well.

Dimensions: L 20.75 in. x W 17.25 in.

Condition: Overall the condition is excellent. The platter has slight rubbing to underside high points where the bottom of the platter touches the table.

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A large platter like this is a major serving piece. First produced in Staffordshire in the late 18th century, it was made to enhance the dining experience of the aristocracy. Many of the early Well & Tree platters were produced in blue and white. By 1820 such large platters were the rage and were an essential part of the formal dining experience.

 

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