Mason's Ironstone Ham Stand
An Edwardian ironstone Mason's ham stand that would have originally graced a nineteenth century counter-service food store. The top of the stand is marked "Mason's Ironstone Made in England - Permanent Detergent Proof Decoration". The ham was stood on top, its curve fitting into the stand's well, so it could be easily carved in situ - as well as beautifully displayed.
The stand's pared-back pleasing shape and off-white ironstone colour provides a glimpse into Victorian utilitarianism and into nineteenth century daily life and its needs – which now chimes with our own twenty first century ideals and modern aesthetic. Stand a plate on top, and it can be used to display and serve pies, cakes, tarts, whatever you please.
Year of manufacture: c.1900
Material: ceramic ironstone
Dimensions: Diameter 19cm Height 19.5cm
Condition: excellent with no restoration