Rare Antique Early 20th Century White Ironstone Butchers Display Ham Stand Advertising Gaskell & Chambers
A nice example of white Ironstone ware at its finest, in lovely condition.
This antique Ironstone ham stand dates from the 1920s. Featuring a wonderfully clear black transfer print advertising logo for “Gaskell & Chambers Ltd”, who were shop outfitters, this is a great example of antique English advertising ware.
Ceramic ham stands were commonly used in shops in the early part of the twentieth Century. They were used to display the meats provision shops had available for sale. The ham bone would be placed into the hole in the middle of the stand, from which ham could be freshly cut to order for customers.
It is a heavy and quality antique piece, which shows off the quality of ironstone. It is perfect for a modern kitchen, and really comes into its own used as a display piece during family celebrations, Easter or Christmas.
This is a very rare example. The logo is similar to that used by ‘Glenhurst Equipment’ and examples by Gaskell & Chambers are very rarely seen.
Having been used in a butchers shop, this piece does have some staining to it. This is most notable on the original underside, where the logo is displayed, where there is no glaze around the base rim. However, there are also some odd grease stains around the other rim and in the middle section. These features, however, add a genuine timeworn feel to the ham stand and there is no damage (chips, cracks or crazing).
Height, 19cm; Width, 19cm
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