For some reason folks tend to think that Victorians style of dress, furnishings and today's topic, plates, were more black and white. However, for those of you who actually collect antiques, you know that not to be true. Today I thought I'd highlight some dinnerware from the 19th Century. I have a post from my blog with patterns for dishes that I'll share as well at the end of this post. The images you'll be seeing come from the internet may of which come from auctions or online sales, I will post the image, credit the site and give the link. If the links change, I apologize but I don't know how long some of these places keep their old stock up for customers to view.
The first set of dishes come from France. Victorian ROSES Antique Limoges France RARE ICE CREAM or DESSERT SET
The next is a simple Tiffany Gold Band Plate. There is no link for this image because it is simply a link to the image.
The next is a lovely early Carlton Ware reticulated dessert plate in "Morning Glory" pattern on a blush ground with gilt edging. 9 1/4" diameter, bearing the "Crown" backstamp, date circa 1895.
Zeichen Antiques & Collectibles
Here's another Carlton Ware and what the Zeichen Antiques sale page says: Another of Carlton Ware's beautiful early pierced dishes, but this time oval in shape in the Carnation pattern. The flowers and foliage outlined in gilt and the ground has a slight pink blush to the outside edge. 10.5" x 8" x 2.5" high. Blue Crown backstamp with registration no 30945, making this dish circa 1899. Slight rubbing to the gilt edge & There is a minute firing mark on one pierce hole edge which does not go through to the other side & is mentioned for accuracy.
The link to this board is Tableware- Delightful Dishware on Pinterest.
These are just a few examples that our 19th Century ancestors or characters might have had on their tables. In my newest book THE INNKEEPER'S WIFE the heroine has various sets of dishes she uses for the customers of the inn and for the private family times. Speaking of THE INNKEEPER'S WIFE I'm offering a free copy in a drawing that will be held on the first of Nov. Post a comment to enter to win your free copy. Please put in your email address so I can notify you privately and we can exchange shipping information.
As I mentioned above here is the link to my 19th Century Historical Tidbits Blog with images of Oyster Plates
Lynn A. Coleman is an award winning & best-selling author who makes her home in Keystone Heights, Florida, with her husband of 40 years. Lynn's newest novel THE INNKEEPER'S WIFE will be released November 1, 2014. It is the second in her Historical St. Augustine, FL. series. If you are interested in 19th Century Carriages & Wagons follow the enclosed link.
Check out her 19th Century Historical Tidbits Blog if you like exploring different tidbits of history.