'What the Butler Saw' - Crack

'What the Butler Saw' - Crack


Raise a smile with this fabulous vintage Spode Felspar gold and brown cake plate, upcycled with hand cut black and white ceramic decals of a stressed Victorian man being told by his butler about the cracked plate -  a case of 'what the butler saw' in silent movie style.

I always used to discard damaged plates with some remorse but I have now found a way of giving them a new life by incorporating the defect into the design/story. I have found some fabulous plates like this that cant be sold but can be given a wonderful new lease of artistic life. 

Whether a gift idea or home decor for you, this unique and quirky plate works brilliantly as a talking point when displayed on a wall or plate stand.

(NB: A FREE plate hanger and hook are supplied with this plate so that you can hang it as soon as you receive it)

The plate measures approximately 22.5 cms/9 inches,

The plate is really for decorative purposes - although it can be gently rinsed, in order to preserve the fragile designs, please do not soak, scrub or place in a microwave or dishwasher. 

The crack is obvious on the front and back ) but please also be aware that there are other blemishes on the plate and/or fading in parts of the rim - I hope you will agree that these are true signs of having been pre loved and only add to it's quirky vintage character!

Each plate I make is a one off - whilst I repeat the imagery, it is never on the same plate. Given this, you may be interested to see this design used on other vintage plates by visiting the damaged collection archive.

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