This is a fabulous mid-century Midwinter oval serving plate or platter These are rare survivors and this is reflected in my asking price.
My platter has a fabulous geometric pattern and the design is called FANTASY.
I have a small selection of Fantasy serving plates and bowls etc in my Iconic Edinburgh online store - I would look at getting good postage quotes for you if you wish more than one item from my shop.
The pattern was designed in 1953 by the celebrated British ceramic designer, Jessie Tait (1928 - 2010) for Midwinter. She first worked as a junior designer to Charlotte Rhead, and then as a designer for the Midwinter Pottery between 1946 and 1974.
At Midwinter, Tait created a host of Innovative abstract designs including Fantasy, which had a central design of swirling lines and spirals recalling motifs by Joan Miró against a grey cross-hatched ground.
Many of her fabulous designs were mass-produced by the Midwinter Pottery on dinner services, and tea and coffee sets. In the 1950s these were hand-painted, and well-known designs included 'Red Domino' and 'Zambesi'. Her style was often detailed and geometric.
As you can see - this is a really stylish and highly collectable pattern - and this atomic Fantasy pattern is now becoming a much harder to find one.
It is in good vintage condition with no chips or cracks; a tiny bit of very minor scratching only seen when the plate is turned to a raking light - but generally a lovely example of a rare platter.
Dimensions: 12 inches x 9 1/2 inches.