Antique Mid 19th Century Extra Large White Ironstone Cake or Patisserie Stand by Boch Freres Keramis
A lovely example of a scarce and highly sought after white ironstone patisserie stand, dating from the mid 19th Century.
Carrying both an indented and orange printed mark of the renowned Belgian makers, Boch Freres Keramis, this beautiful plain white cake stand dates from between 1845 and 1860. It is a fantastic large size, measuring 35.5cm (14 inches) in width.
Ironstone stands like this would have commonly been used in patisseries or cake shops, as well as in butchers shops, to display the products available for sale.
They are now such desirable items to have and use around the home. They create a real centre piece or focal point for a table display and also are amazing items to have on display, perhaps as part of a kitchenalia collection, when not in use.
Aside from surface scratches, a number of age spots and some scuff marks around the outer edge of this piece, it is otherwise in very good condition, especially considering its age. There is no crazing, chips or cracks and is overall a clean example.
The scuff marks and age spots were no doubt caused by daily use in a shop. There are also some unglazed firing marks on the base although these are not notable when the stand is upright.
Width, 35.5cm; Height, 9cm
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