Antique white ironstone Margarine slab - Reuben Sutcliffe top transfer
An extremely rare circular white ironstone grocers slab, with bold black 'Margarine' typography along the front edge and an advertising roundel on the top for 'Reuben Sutcliffe - Manufacturing Grocers' Outfitter, 57 Thomas St, Manchester'.
Used by the turn of the century grocer before widespread refrigeration, these slabs were often placed outside overnight to chill before being adorned with large blocks of dairy, lard or butchers produce, the thick white ironstone pottery keeping cool throughout the day.
Produced by Keeling & Co, Burslem, with their black makers mark on the underside. A lovely original condition slab with a very scarce top transfer.
41.6cm Rim diameter (16-3/8")
40.9cm Foot diameter (16-1/8")
6.8cm Tall (2-3/4")
In superb original unrestored condition with very little staining and no damage. A small amount of usage wear and one or two firing marks, but otherwise perfect.
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