Rare Extra Large Antique Victorian Dairy Supply Company 8 Quart Mixing Bowl by Copeland
A very rare and extra large Victorian white ironstone mixing bowl, with tipping spout, in excellent condition.
Bearing a small standard impressed mark for Copeland on its base, this fabulous mixing bowl dates to the late 1800s. The 8 quart size bowl, this is the largest example I have seen, and I have only ever seen one other in this size previously.
Bearing the wonderful belted logo for the Dairy Supply Company on its base, who were renowned outfitters, these types of cream and dairy bowls were designed to be put to practical use to support produce making. A bowl of this size was possibly used in a dairy for settling cream of milk. Given their history, and obvious fragility, it is a wonder that any survived, especially in such nice condition as this.
The bowl itself stands proudly on a wide footed base, with a pronounced spout on one side. In excellent condition, there are no cracks or chips. There are two small patches of crazing, on the base both internally and externally, no doubt a result from when this bowl has been used. The crazing on the inside of the bowl has stained a little. There is also a surface crack approximately 7cm in length on the inside of the bowl. There are three firing marks on the top rim of the bowl. There are also some minor scuffs to the bowl, most notably one each side of the spout and one on the base. There are also some small paint splatters inside the bowl on one side. However, I am deliberately picking out the issues. It’s nonetheless overall excellent and is indeed a very grand piece for any kitchenalia or white ironstone collector.
Width (including spout), 39.5cm; Depth, 34cm; Height, 16cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £100 maximum depending on location.