This is a very unusual little mid-century dish; and certainly a very good quality item.
It is made for Foley Bone China and designed by Margaret Tanner.
The rare design is called Piscatori - and features a design with a fishing net and lots of tiny stylised fishes swimming about.
It is a most unusual item - in that it takes the form of a candle holder - with sconce sections to hold three candles and built into a bowl shape.
The exterior has a matte white glaze and in the interior is a dark glossy red colour.
Just a fabulous piece of mid-20th century British ceramics.
These larger pieces by Margaret Tanner are now so much harder to find, especially in such fine, damage free condition.
My lovely bowl is probably one for the more specialist collector of 50s or mid-century British ceramics.
It is about 9 1/2 inches long - and with a depth of 4 1/4 inches - and a height of about 3 inches.
Fine pieces in this pattern are always quickly snapped up - and my price is a fair one for this iconic design.
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