Antique Edwardian White Ironstone Shop Display Ham Stand by Parnall Bristol
A rare and aged Parnall white ironstone Ham Stand, showing the quality of ironstone ware.
This antique ironstone ham stand dates from the 1920s. It carries the signature Parnall & Sons black transfer maker’s mark on what would have been the base of the ham stand, and reads:
“PARNALL AND SONS, LONG CAUSEWAY, FISHPONDS, BRISTOL”
Ceramic ham stands were commonly used in shops in the early part of the twentieth Century. They were used to display the meat provisions shops had available for sale.
This is a heavy and quality antique piece of ironstone with no chips of cracks, and just some light crazing and usage around the rim base on the side the Parnall mark is located. As can be seen from the photographs, there is some significant age related discoloration across the ham stand, most notably on the base where the transfer print is located. It looks as if dirt has become engrained in some crazing which has occurred previously. There are also some age spots in places. However, these marks do not affect its use. The ham stand is still perfectly usable, with a smooth glaze across the piece.
Height, 20cm; Width, 19.5cm.
UK delivery £11.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.