Plate from Privy dig...as good as new( Almost)

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Glued my plate back together....doesn't look to bad....Now I just wonder how old it is????
My mom has some similar, I thought those were old until I looked at the back and saw that they were dishwasher safe...so hers aren't really old at all...
All this one has on the back is a little stamp that says England Willow...


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The rest of the bottles from the privy dig and my blob top I dug awhile back.....Didn't have time for individual photos and the lighting was bad last night when I finished up so I'll post those later on sometime!

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Another view...Just a last minute place I could find to put them....I'm always changing stuff around in the house So they probably won't be there long....and never mind the rocks...couldn't find anything else to hold the plate still and I have PLENTY of rocks all over the house from my beach combing...

Thanks for looking!! Amanda~


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I have a large number of privy dug bowls and plates, including yellow and mocha ware. All are routinely used and run through the dishwasher, and none have been harmed by doing so. The old materials are every bit as durables as the more recent stuff. This is especially true of ironstone. if it can survive 160+ yrs in a pit, it can be cleaned and continue to be used as intended.
 

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I just finished reading the story behind the Willow Pattern....What a beautiful and tragic love story it was[:(] Oh and my exact plate is on the site to...how cool is that?[:D]
I guess it also goes to say that they just don't make things the way they used to!! half the stuff thats supposed to be dishwasher safe never lasts!! I don't have a dishwasher anyway...never have seen the point. We have one at work and no one ever wants to load it or empty it....and then when you do all the dishes are still half dirty even tho they've been run thru the wash already or they come out with crusty little white spots every where[:'(] LOL[:D] I guess I'm a little more like my mom than I thought!
 

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NICE FINDS AND GREAT JOB ON THE PLATE, I HAVE A PLATE I DUG WHOLE FROM A DUMP A FEW YEARS AGO ALWAYS WONDERED WHY SOMEONE WOULD THROW AWAY A PERFECTLY GOOD PLATE, BUT IM GLAD THEY DID LOL!!!
 

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mocha ware. All are routinely used and run through the dishwasher, and none have been harmed by doing so. The old materials are every bit as durables as the more recent stuff. This is especially true of ironstone. if it can survive 160+ yrs in a pit, it can be cleaned and continue to be used as intended.

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My digging partner has a complete line of "privy ware" that he uses everyday, good to hear someone else uses this stuff also!
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It's very cool to put stuff back in use,but while growing up, My Mom had a full time ceramic shop,.....and from being around the stuff, I learned that alot of early glazes contained a LOT of lead,...just some food for thought. (No pun intended)[;)] Joe
 

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