Yesterday I ventured out to the next town over in search of a couple of large garden pots to replace two that didn't fair so well over the winter. But before I reached that destination I got a little side tracked and stopped at Goodwill. I never know what treasure I'll find.
A few dings and dark marks didn't scare me....
I knew it was "As Is"
When I got home I looked up Meakin Bros & Co and according to what I found this platter was made in the 1865 to 1873 period. So yes, it's going to have a few imperfections. I'll just have to deal with it.
The site I looked at also said that:The name appears as printed or impressed mark (sometimes as both) sometimes the town name "BURSLEM" is included.
as you can see this platter has both. Very cool!
It cleaned up pretty well I think.
But I picked it for a whopping $1.49
It too has it's share of pits, but it cleaned up really nice.
It's a generous 9 1/2 in diameter. So it may have been used as
say a vegetable bowl or something. Who knows!