Also Called :

Fish Platters, Drainers, Strainers, Mazarines

Rarity :

Very Rare

Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$2,750.-$3,500. (Depending on size)

Dimensions :

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10 1/4″ wide x 18 7/8″ long x 2 3/8″ high;  Strainer: 6 3/4″ wide x 15 5/8″ long

10″ wide x 18 3/8″ long x 2 3/8″ high; Strainer: 7″ wide x 15 1/8″ long

8 7/8″ wide x 14 7/8″ long x 2 1/4″ high;  No strainer

Weight :

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Total Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz.; Strainer: 2 lbs.; Platter: 5 lbs. 8 oz.

Total Weight: 7 lbs. 11 oz.; Strainer: 1 lb. 15 oz.; Platter: 5 lbs. 12 oz.

Platter: 3 lbs. 9 oz.

Provenance :

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Dan Olmstead Auction, NH-1992

Northeast Auction, NH-2001

1966

Availability :

 

Description:  These fish platters and strainers are very useful and very hard to find complete. Shown here are two complete platters and one without its strainer. All three have very good decoration and dark blue color. The platters and strainers all have unglazed bottoms. All of these platters have 4 flowers on the outside. The top platter’s strainer has 64 holes in it plus the finger hole and the other strainer has 72 holes plus the finger hole. Note: these oval pierced plates are also known as “drainers” or “mazarines”.

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