Antique Victorian JM & Co Ironstone Platter Trenton NJ

After viewing this item, your first questions might be, Why does an ironstone platter made in Trenton, New Jersey, have a British backstamp or Why does a pottery in the United States take the name of British city. The answer is a reflection of the times. American buyers in the late 1800's still weren't 100 percent trusting of American-made stoneware. They still thought the best came from England. Until they could win over consumers with the quality of their product, manufacturers such as John Moses made them more comfortable in buying their wares by making the pieces look British. It was only after the turn of the century that Glasgow Potteries began using the American eagle in its backstamp design.

This platter has stood the test of time and use. Except for the expected crazing of old ironstone - and two small, adjoining 1/4 in. cuts which I'm sure occurred during firing of the piece - t is nothing to mar this piece. It is just lovely.

The platter measures 16 in. length and 10 1/4 in. width. The platter weighs 3.2 lbs.

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