Once again I think this one links back to my Gran. She had one of these salad dishes on the side although I don’t remember anything ever being served in it. I don’t know what manufacturer made it – my research suggests Beswick, Carltonware and Arthur Woods, to name a few, all made dishes like this.
I was fascinated but it’s shape, the detail to the veined leaves and the contrast of the smooth, shiny red tomatoes!
The colours were vibrant and I liked the fact the bowl looked like the meal it was meant to serve. Cheesy but true.I picked my bowl up in a charity shop this week for £3.99. I’d seen quite a few before but they’d been the wrong size or shape, or, more often, they’d been in quite battered condition. Although this one has a lot of crazing, it is chip free. One website I visited led me to believe it was made between 1934 and 1944, so it’s looking good considering its age!
I think I might serve something old fashioned and unwieldy in it. The kind of thing your nan would put out for high tea on a Sunday – a dish of beetroot and egg drizzled with salad cream? On a bed of lettuce. That’ll do it!
It is with a knowing wink I say:
It’s only vintage but I like it!