NR H&K Tunstall Autumn Tints Cheese Butter Dish w Cover

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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 12, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

NR H & K Tunstall Autumn Tints Cheese Butter Dish w Cover very nice of you to drop by and hello to you.

I'm just so pleased to be able to show you what I have today. This is an eyecatching pattern. Colors range from brown to blue with hints of pink and purple. The leaf pattern is painted very nicely with a blue knob to pick the lid up with. T are three leaves on the cover at one end, and a single leaf on a branch at the other. The plate has a single leaf on each end.

I am not sure if this is considered a butter dish or a cheese dish. I will give you the dimensions so you can decide. It was made by H&K Tunstall away across the ocean blue in England. The mark is of a standing unicorn, thought he was a lion until I saw his one horn. I believe the leaf is maple.

This has been washed with hot soap and water.

Rare and hard to find piece...I know, because I have been looking to see what information I could find.

Dimensions of Cover:

Approximate Measurements are 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
Approximate Depth 2 1/4" at the tallest point tapering down to 1 5/8", the little handle pick up knob stands about 1/2" above the lid
Dimensions of Underplate:

Approximately 6 1/4" x 4 5/8"
Approximately 1/2" from outer edge to table as it sits

If you are collecting this pattern, I know you won't want to miss this piece for your collection. It is in good condition. The only flaw I see is in the glaze but could have been intended - a spot like the smear of a brush. It is shown in a close up picture below. The bottom edge of the cover is not smooth but I can see no chips, it is as if the edge that sits on the plate has no glaze on it.

This mark photographed very well:

Hand Painted
Autumn Tints
(Standing Unicorn)
Made in England
H & K Tunstall
Signed by R. Groscott
T is a number that looks like L.2 V, the V is under L.2

Wonderful item for gift giving or I bet you think you may just want this for yourself!

Glad you stopped by and I do hope you come again soon!

Have a happy day and keep smiling!

Fun facts:

W did the phrase "Say Cheese" originate?
In 1912, the tycoon from New York Henry D. Brassier & family
posed for a formal portrait by Entfield Flimsham. The story goes that he had to ummm...
let's say he may have had beans for lunch and well, you know...
About the time the picture was to be snapped it happened, the family just giggled
and a new tradition that became history was made when the smiles were captured on film.
For several years, photographers would
ask their subjects "did you hear the one about the photographer that cut the cheese?"
which would make them smile. It was shortened through the years to "Say Cheese".