Rare Antique Victorian White Ironstone Butchers Plinth or Stand Advertising Parnall & Sons Shop Outfitters
An extremely rare and highly desirable antique white ironstone shop display plinth made by Parnall & Sons.
These ironstone shop slabs were used in grocers or butchers shops to proudly display the goods on offer. In the absence of widespread refrigeration, ironstone slabs such as these were used to keep goods, especially dairy products, cool.
Dating from the late 1800s, this example was made by Parnall & Sons, who were renowned shop outfitters at the time and produced a range of items designed to be used by shops to help advertise and display their products.
As the black transfer print is to the base, it remains in excellent condition and is very attractive.
Considering the age of this Victorian plinth, it is in excellent condition. There is no crazing, chips or cracks. The bases of each of the plinth bases have some minor wear and there are also some age spots and mark to the edge of the slab. The glaze on the top of the slab is slightly uneven in places, a result of the firing process, and there are a few odd marks from where it has been used. However, on the whole this is a very clean example and is one that doesn’t become available for sale too often.
A fantastic display item which will also look stunning adorned with your own produce when hosting.
Length, 38cm; Depth, 23.5cm; Height, 3cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £75 maximum depending on location.