Antique 1920s Rarer Small Sized White Ironstone Ham Stand Advertising G Rushbrooke Of Smithfield
A wonderful example of white Ironstone ware at its finest, in excellent condition.
This antique white ironstone ham stand dates from the 1920s. It is a rarer smaller sized, shallower stand. Featuring a wonderfully clear black transfer print advertising logo for “G. Rushbrooke (Smithfield) Ltd”, who were respected shop outfitters at the time, this is a great example of antique English advertising ware. The Smithfield logo isn’t one that is seen too often, and is striking through its use of different fonts and a monogram for the company name.
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 in the typical cotton reel shape of these pieces. 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 piece is in excellent condition with no damage. The only signs of age are some discoloration, scuffs and wear to the top and base rims.
Height, 11.5cm; Width, 17cm
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