Ironstone Foot Bath
A stunning Victorian Spode oval-shaped foot bath with roll-top rim, raised banding, and loop handles. The underside is stamped "Spode". It has a small bit of damage to its rim, yet we can forgive it, as these foot baths are becoming increasingly difficult to source, and rarely are they without wear and tear - for they were used, as foot baths.
Plain, unadorned ironstone creamware with its clean-lines and simple forms were part of the everyday 19th century home. Its purity and functionality is as appealing today as it was then.
Year of manufacture: c.1880
Material: Ceramic ironstone
Length handle to handle 49cm Width 32cm Height 20.5cm
Condition: there are two chips located on the upper rim (see image), and this is reflected in the price. The glaze has a few defects, yet nothing untoward, and these merely reflect its age and add character.