Cheese dish; unknown maker; 1890-1900; MT1993.65.2


Mataura Museum


Cheese dish

About this object

Cheese dish; a triangular-shaped cheese dish set (base and lid). This set originally belonged to Mrs Esther Webb of Kana Street, Mataura who used it in the late 1800s. It was donated to us by Mrs Webb's granddaughter, Shirley Hesselin.


unknown maker

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Medium and Materials

processed material, ceramic, pottery

Inscription and Marks

Underneath the base is a makers mark stamped in the pottery, but is difficult to decipher.

Inside lid, in gold: '168 / 185'


lid: h 180mm x w 200mm x (curved circumference) 215mm

Subject and Association Keywords

domestic accessories

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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Mataura Historical Society 09 Dec 2012 20:30 PM,UTC

Best to get it assessed by an experienced antiques dealer.

Pamela Cressey 08 Dec 2012 13:05 PM,UTC

I live in Cambridge, England and have a dish that fits the photo and description perfectly but with a different paint design. I was wandering if it had any value to it when I came across this.

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