Antique white ironstone 'Pure Lard' grocers slab

Antique white ironstone 'Pure Lard' grocers slab

A rectangular white ironstone pottery 'Pure Lard' slab, decorated along the front edge with stylised lettering in under-glaze black transfer.


A very rare and early Edwardian example, the top surface displays the Narrow Wine Street 'Justice' roundel transfer of Parnall & Sons Ltd, the address the firm used before moving to Lodge Causeway in Fishponds (Bristol) in 1923.


Used by the turn of the century grocer, butcher and dairies before widespread refrigeration, these slabs were often placed outside overnight to chill before being adorned with butter, margarine, lard and butchers produce, the white glazed ironstone pottery keeping cool in the display cabinets throughout the day.

39cm Wide (15-3/8")

29cm Deep (11-7/16")

6cm Tall (2-3/8")

In honest, original 'as found' condition with staining, usage wear and an old chip to the underside, but very decorative and significantly rare.

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