Rare Large White Ironstone Household Thermometer By Peter Stevenson Ltd of Edinburgh
This is a beautiful example of a rare late Victorian white ironstone household thermometer.
Dating from the late 1800s, this white ironstone thermometer would have been hung up around the house (hanging on the hole at its top) to check the temperature of different rooms, with the temperature shown in Fahrenheit. Made in ceramic, it is rare to find them in good condition and full working order.
As well as featuring the temperature gauge in black transfer typography, the maker’s name is also prominent on the front of the thermometer, ‘Peter Stevenson Ltd Edinburgh’.
The thermometer does have a small chip to the back at the top rim. However, this can’t be seen from the front or if the thermometer is hung on display and it is otherwise in excellent condition, with the transfer still clearly visible and some patches of light crazing all over.
Overall, these are rarely seen items and are the perfect statement pieces to have displayed around the home or kitchen.
Height, 34.5cm; Width, 5cm; Depth, 2cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £31 maximum depending on location.