Antique Ironstone blue and white china serving platter
I knew the minute I turned this beautiful antique blue and white ironstone china serving platter over I was going to buy it. So many of these antique pieces of china leave you guessing with no factory markings or date marks to go on, but this beautiful H N & A Classic Urn mark, although not know to me, was clearly going to make this an interesting piece of antique blue and white china to research.
It did help that it was stamped on a very rare piece of mauve blue and white mid 19th Century Ironstone china, and not just any piece, but a massive 20 inch serving platter perfect for a Christmas party or as a turkey platter
Hulse, Nixon & Adderley produced this beauty between 1858 and 1878 in the Daisy Bank Pottery Works, Longton just outside Stoke on Trent. No china pattern records exist for the company, although sometimes the design is printed on their factory stamps. No 12 may be the design in this case.
It's just an incredibly impressive piece of English pottery history, not high end porcelain, just honest antique ironstone china, made to be used and displayed, and now pushing 160 years old, all the more special.