Also Called :

Octagonal Platters

Rarity :

Common

Age :

Early to Late 19th Century

Price Range :

$75.-$1,100. (Depending on size)

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

17″ wide x 20 3/8″ long x 2 1/8″ high

17 1/4″ x 20 1/4″ x 1 7/8″

15 3/8″ x 19″ x 2 3/8″

14 3/4″ x 17 7/8″ x 2 3/8″

14″ x 17 3/8″ x 2 1/4″

12 7/8″ 15 7/8″ x 1 7/8″

11 3/4″ x 14 5/8″ x 1 1/2″

11 1/8″ x 14 1/4″ x 1 1/2″

10 1/2″ x 13 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

9 5/8″ x 12 5/8″ x 1 1/4″

9″ x 11 3/4″ x 1 1/4″

8 1/4″ x 10 7/8″ x 1 1/8″

7 1/8 x 10″ x 1 1/8″

7″ x 10″ x 1″

6 5/8″ x 9 5/8″ x 1″

6 1/2″ x 9 1/8″ x 7/8″

 

Weight :

Left to Right: 6 lbs. 11 oz.—–7 lbs. 7 oz.—–6 lbs. 8 oz.—–7 lbs. 13 oz.—–6 lbs. —–4 lbs. 14 oz.—–3 lbs. 5 oz.—–2 lbs. 13 oz.—–2 lbs. 12 oz.—–2 lbs. 5 oz. —–1lb. 12 oz.—–1 lb. 9 oz.—–1 lb. 5 oz.—–1 lb.—–1 lb. 1 oz.—–15 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Skinner’s Auction, Bolton, MA-1988

James Julia, Fairfield, ME-1988

Skinner’s Auction, Bolton, MA-1989

1989

Litchfield County Auction, CT-2006

Russ Carlsen Auction, Greenville, NY-1988

Skinner’s Auction, Bolton, MA-1988

Laws Auction Co., Manassas, VA-1988

1967

1989

Antiques At Crossroads, Oldwick, NJ-1965

Ed’s Auction, W. Rindge, NH-1967

Twin Eagles Shop, Boston, MA-1965

Mink Hill Farm, Henniker, NH-1965

1989

2012

Availability :

 

Description: Octagonal platters are common compared to oval platters, accordingly they command lower prices for the same size platter. Pricewise, there is an escalating range up the length ladder to the very large 20+” platters. They are attractive with their full Canton scene and rain cloud borders. They all have unglazed bottoms and they do not have any decoration on the undersides.

The 16 octagonal platters shown here range in size from 9 1/8″ long to 20 3/8″ long and weigh from 15 oz. to 7 lbs. 7 oz. We hope you like the first three snow pictures taken here the day after a snow storm hit CT! Using the snow bank in our courtyard solved the problems of showing 16 platters all in a row and helped them stand upright (not all straight & some sank too much in the snow). Next is a pile of the 16 platters weighing 60 pounds. The next 2 pictures of 2 platters show the largest and the smallest ones. The last 2 pictures show 5 forms described in the next paragraph.

At first glance, these 5 look like they might be octagonal platters. In fact, only the far left one is an octagonal. In order, left to right after the octagonal is:  a gravy tureen stand (it is deeper than platters), an octagonal well and tree platter, an octagonal platter missing its strainer (note inset edges for the strainer) and, lastly a dish with narrower dimensions which is a celery/eel/relish dish.

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