Also Called :

Meat Platters, Platters and Strainers, Platters and Drainers, Platters and Mazarines

Rarity :

Rare

Age :

Early to Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$750.-$2,450. (Complete, depending on size); Single strainers: $200.-$400. Single Bottoms: $550.-$2,050.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

12 1/2″ wide x 15 1/2″ long x 2 3/8″ high; Strainer: 9″ x 11 3/8″

14″ x 17″ x 2 1/2″; Strainer: 10 1/8″ x 13 1/4″

17″ x 19 1/2″ x 3 1/4″; Strainer: 12 7/8″ x 15 3/8″

 

Weight :

Left to Right:

Total Weight: 7 lbs. 9 oz. Top: 1 lb. 14 oz. Bottom: 5 lbs. 11 oz.

Total Weight: 9 lbs. 13 oz. Top: 2 lbs. 10 oz. Bottom: 7 lbs. 3 oz.

Total Weight: 19 lbs. 2 oz. Top: 5 lbs. 1 oz. Bottom: 14 lbs. 1 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

DeCaro Auction, Odessa, DE-1989

Jim Galley, PA-1984

Jim Galley, PA-1989

Availability :

 

Description:  These Canton meat platters and strainers are very useful and are hard to find complete. A set is worth more than the sum of its parts. Individually, platters or strainers are scarce, a set is considered rare. First are 3 sets shown with the pieces together and separate. Next are the bottoms of both the platters and strainers showing they are unglazed.

Most of these platters have 4 flowers on the outside, the only exception are platters in the 11″ long or smaller category. There is a closeup of one flower and following that is a single platter that shows the inset edges that all the strainers fit into. All strainers are about 1/4″ thick and have a large center finger hole to facilitate removing or placing the strainers. The larger strainers often have beveled edges on the undersides. Note: these oval pierced plates are also known as “drainers” or “mazarines”. The range of sizes we have seen for platters is as follows: 7 3/4″ wide x 10 7/8″ long to the largest at 17″ x 19 1/2″.

The last photo has 4 orphan platters and one orphan strainer. If anyone has orphans, please let us know and maybe a match can be made for you or for us. Inset measurements for the 4 platters left to right: 5 3/4″ x 8 3/8″—–5 3/4″ x 8 1/2″—–7 3/4″ x 10 1/2″—–10″ x 13″. Note: your strainers should be 1/8″-1/4″ smaller than these measurements to fit. Our strainer is: 9 1/8″ x 11 5/8″.

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