English Ironstone Margarine Dairy Shop Display Stand
This large ironstone MARGARINE display advertising stand was originally used for displaying butter, margarine and other dairy products on the grocer’s shop counter. It measures 16 1/2” across and 2 1/2” tall and has a center well.
The decorative advertising is printed in black.
The Dairy Supply Companies supplied grocers and butchers the slabs to offer a customer to purchase slices of margarine, cut off and sold. A sturdy stand was meant for the heavy duty trade use and easily adaptable to a country kitchen or a contemporary cheese and wine shop.
The stand is in great condition with almost no wear other than the top of margarine rubbed off and a small hairline to the side only at the hand holes. A very heavy substantial piece.
The workmanship is similar to early plumbing fitting, was meant to be durable. A great example, offered as is.
Very popular with the American market today although probably first made for the English trade.