Hugh’s Photo Challenge Week 6–Unused

Hugh’s Week 6 Photo Challenge is to show something unused. The most ‘photogenic’ idea that I could come up with was to delve into our china cabinet where we store glasses and china passed down from our parents. We might use them someday, but we hold onto them primarily for sentimental reasons.  I chose a platter with an engraving by William Henry Bartlett, showing an 1842 Halifax Harbour landscape. The platter is probably intended for a family roast, an unlikely use in this home of two, including one vegetarian (me).  Nevertheless, I do enjoy this type of engraving, showing several different scenes in one picture. Unfortunately the details are very small.

Ridgway Platter, Halifax 1842 by William Bartlett


Engraving on Back of Platter

The British artist, William Henry Bartlett, lived from 1809 to 1854.  He travelled and made drawings throughout Britain, in Canada, the United States, the Balkans and the Middle East.

Thanks to Hugh of Hugh’s Views& News for this entertaining challenge. To find out what unused items he and other bloggers have photographed, visit Hugh’s photo challenge week 6.


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4 thoughts on “Hugh’s Photo Challenge Week 6–Unused

  1. Hi Janice. Thanks so much for participating in this week’s photo challenge.

    I think that is a fantastic looking platter. Do you have any idea how old it is? Can you remember it ever being used? I’m guessing you have other china with the same design? It’s simply beautiful.

    Best wishes,


    1. Hi Hugh. It was fun taking a closer look at the design and learning about Bartlett. I am not sure how old it is but my guess would be in the 50 years was used in my partner’s family and we have other pieces with other pictures. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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