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Wilkinson Daisy ‘n Chain Tea Leaf Ironstone 3-Piece Butter Dish c1880s

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$49.00

Rarely do you find a butter dish of this advanced age with its three-pieces still intact and virtually undamaged.  This beautiful tea leaf ironstone butter dish is in the Daisy ‘n Chain body style,  manufactured by the English firm of Arthur J. Wilkinson. The black Royal Arms mark on the bottom of the bowl states “Royal Patent Ironstone, Arthur J. Wilkinson, Burslem, England.” The Daisy ‘n Chain body style was popular in the 1880s and 1890s. 4 1/4” tall to the top of the finial. The bowl is 4 7/8” square. The insert is 4 1/4” square. The lid, bowl and insert have a gleaming white glaze and bright and shiny copper luster tea leaves and decoration. Free of chips, cracks, hairlines, discoloration, and restoration. There is a pinhead flake on the rim of the insert and another on the foot ring of the bowl. Crazing, which is common to ironstone, is present.