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#1 Lucille Oka

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 04:26 PM

What do you suppose this is and what is it used for? Obvious, maybe. If you tell the country of origin you will get extra credit, (not really).
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

It's a platter for roast beef. The depression is for collecting juices. I am going to say Great Britain?
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Posted 14 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

Wow!! First answer, that is real good! Yes, it is a roast beef platter; the center was formed to collect the juices. Not British though.

The origin was startling to me. It is American, made by The Union Porcelain Works in Greenpoint, New York operating from 1862 to 1922. There are collections currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

Roast platter for carving...Sevres porcelain?
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

lip disc - Onuato Tribe - west africa

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:30 PM

Wow!! First answer, that is real good! Yes, it is a roast beef platter; the center was formed to collect the juices. Not British though.

The origin was startling to me. It is American, made by The Union Porcelain Works in Greenpoint, New York operating from 1862 to 1922. There are collections currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
Good Job, TJR!

GO TJ! GO TJ! GO TJ!


Thank-you. I think I have seen these before in peoples homes. Remember, when you send me my prize, that I live in a different country. [just kidding]
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

lip disc - Onuato Tribe - west africa


No! Nice try though. Very close.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

I had it down as some sort of meat dish when I saw it; the white lugs intrigue me though.

Are they to hold a carving knife against and thus prevent the meat from falling off whilst the dish is tipped to drain the juices - or what?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:41 AM

I had it down as some sort of meat dish when I saw it; the white lugs intrigue me though.

Are they to hold a carving knife against and thus prevent the meat from falling off whilst the dish is tipped to drain the juices - or what?



I have been considering this as well and I wondered if the original cover for the platter was silver or silver plate and the lugs were used to hold the cover in place when it was folded backward to exposed the cooked roast for carving and serving. Not really sure but this is what I have deduced from reading the vessel.
John 3:16
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