Vintage Mid Century White Mason’s Ironstone Ham Stand to Display Harris Hams
A wonderful example of white ironstone ware at its finest, in mint condition.
This vintage Mason’s Ironstone ham stand dates from the mid twentieth Century. It is complete with the Mason’s green transfer print mark from this period on its base.
The mark reads: “Mason’s Patent Ironstone Made in England”.
Ceramic ham stands were commonly used in shops in the early to mid twentieth Century to display the meats and hams that provision, grocers and butchers shops had available for sale.
This stand is rare in that it was made specifically for the shop ‘Spicers’ of Hythe’, based in Sussex, England. The shop still trades today, specialising in Christmas hampers. This would have been used to display the cured hams produced by C & T Harris, the infamous family that changed the way the British ate pork products in the nineteenth Century.
This is a heavy and quality vintage piece, which shows off the quality of ironstone, in mint condition. 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, cracks or crazing. The only signs of wear are some slight grey discoloration to the rim of the base where it is unglazed.
Height 19.5cm; Width 19cm
UK delivery £15.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.