Covered Muffin Dish Butter Cheese 1904 Arcadian Petworth White Ironstone Souvenir
This is an antique Staffordshire, England Crested China souvenir cheese dome, butter dish or covered muffin dish made by Arkinstall & Sons, England in the Arcadian line between 1904-1924 for the town of Petworth...a town in West Sussex.
Arcadian made a lot of souvenir of what is called Crested China.
The lidded muffin, cheese or butter dish is 3.5 inches high by 7 inches in diameter, and is made of molded ceramic with traces of original gold trim.
The domed lid has a twig handle and the hand enamel painted crest of Petworth, so was made as a souvenir piece.
Travel and souvenirs from places visited was a popular Edwardian pastime. The artist's mark is inside the lid.
The butter, cheese of muffin dish is in very good +++ used vintage condition with no chips or cracks. There is gold trim wear, and some kiln dust or mineral deposits, which are quite normal for this age and material.
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