Market Lavington Museum

Another ribbon plate

The Market Lavington Burgess family photographers not only dealt in photographic images, but produced giftware to sell in their High Street shop. We have already seen a ribbon plate, with a picture of the village High Street. (See Market Lavington Commemorative Ware). Such plates were popular in the early years of the 20th century. They could have a ribbon threaded through the decorative holes, to prettify the plate for serving cakes to visitors.

We imagine this turquoise plate, 22cm wide, was another item of Burgess giftware. It features the same image of the village as the pink plate decorated with pansies. This Burgess picture was also used for a postcard. The plate makes an attractive addition to our cabinet of local commemorative china.