Corn-on-the-cob dish, 5 of 6

Side view of a sweetcorn dish showing the moulded husk pattern and the cob shaped handleon the forks. Side view of a sweetcorn dish showing the moulded husk pattern and the cob shaped handleon the forks. Top view of a sweetcorn dish showing the smooth inner surface. Underside view of a sweetcorn dish showing the moulded husk pattern. Side view of a sweetcorn dish showing the indentations at the ends of the dishes for the forks to sit in. Top view of a sweetcorn dish showing the indentations at the ends of the dishes for the forks to sit in. Close view of a sweetcorn dish showing the moulded inscription and integral feet.
Side view of a sweetcorn dish showing the moulded husk pattern and the cob shaped handleon the forks. Side view of a sweetcorn dish showing the moulded husk pattern and the cob shaped handleon the forks. Top view of a sweetcorn dish showing the smooth inner surface. Underside view of a sweetcorn dish showing the moulded husk pattern. Side view of a sweetcorn dish showing the indentations at the ends of the dishes for the forks to sit in. Top view of a sweetcorn dish showing the indentations at the ends of the dishes for the forks to sit in. Close view of a sweetcorn dish showing the moulded inscription and integral feet.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 007494.5
Country
Date
1960 - 1969 (circa)

Description

One of a set of six corn-on-the-cob dishes each with a pair of forks. The dishes have open ends where the forks can sit and the rear is moulded to resemble the husks that surround the corn in the field. The shape of the dish is tapers towards one end to follow the shape of the cob, and has two feet at the wider end and one at the thinner end. The forks have two metal prongs of different lengths and the handles are moulded to look like cobs of sweetcorn half covered in the husk.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "A ROYAL PRODUCT. MADE IN USA PAT. PEND." (base of dish)
Dimensions
Width
72mm
Height
30mm
Length
225mm
Colour