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Serving Plate - Cream Ceramic, Grindley Hotelware Co, England, Loftus Moran, Melbourne,1952 Object Reg. No: SH 923045

Cream ceramic serving plate used in the dining rooms at a mental health hospital, Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930
Large cream ceramic, oval serving plate with deep green painted border.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Caloola Training Centre
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 51.00 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Width), 37.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: crockery, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric hospitals, thornley104, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Dining in Victorian Mental Health Institutions
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: food & drink consumption
Inscriptions: Duraline/Super/Vitrified/V.G./Grindley/Hotelware Co./England/ Loftus Moran Pty.Ltd./Melbourne/11-52.
Manufacturer: Grindley Hotelware Co., Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain, Nov 1952

Object is date stamped '11-52'
Importer: Loftus Moran Pty Ltd, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1952
Place & Date Used: Caloola Training Centre, Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s


E.Ziccone Posted on 08 May 2012 1:16 AM
The inscription on the base of this plate-"11-52"- refers to the production date of the item. In this case-November 1952- and not circa 1930.Not sure if perhaps the pattern or design dated from 1930.
E.Ziccone Posted on 08 May 2012 2:01 AM
UPDATE:After checking,it seems "Duraline" production only commenced circa 1946 ;so it would seem this particular piece does date to 1952.
Patrick Ball Posted on 10 Mar 2013 4:18 PM
Might it be number 11 of a run of 52 pieces? I suggest this because I have a broken teacup of Loftus Moran hotelware that is similarly stamped, but in this case 1-40, which is clearly not a date.
C Hallett Posted on 15 Oct 2013 3:49 PM
I have 6 Duraline bowls ivory in colour and the numbers are between 6-36 and 6-39
Barrie Hodkinson Posted on 05 Jan 2014 1:11 AM
The Melbourne ARGUS has an advert for Duraline, dated Sat 27th November 1937.

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