Alfred Meakin - Simple Pear - TL - Butter Pat

This Simple Pear butter pat is identified by its slightly scalloped edge.  A butter pat was meant to hold an individual serving (or pat) of butter.  One of the ways to distinguish this pat from Meakin's Chelsea body style is the mark.  Simple Pear will always have the "LTD" after the company name.
Item: Butter Pat
Potter: Alfred Meakin
Location: Tunstall, England
Manufacturing Era(s): 1880s
Origins: British
Type of Company: Potter
Collecting Category: Common
Type of Ware: Dinnerware
Body Style: Simple Pear
Treatment: Copper Lustre
Motif: Tea Leaf
Finials: N/A
Adults/Child's Pieces: Adult
Footprints/Shapes: Round
Type of Mark: