Original English Dairy Slab | Skelton Culver

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Original English Dairy Slab

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Original English dairy slab, utilized by a grocer in the 19th century to weigh and measure butter on a scale. This slab (circa 1826-1846) features an image representing blind justice holding her scales in a perfect balance. This butter slab does not have writing printed upon its side (butter, margarine, cheese or lard), making it rare and highly sought after as a collectible. This dairy slab is a rare surviving 19th century forgery. Maker, William Smith & Co, stamped “Wedgwood” upon the bottom of this piece. Wedgwood took out an injunction against William Smith & Co forcing it to abandon all use of the Wedgwood name beginning in 1848. Extremely decorative and useful as a cheese plate or as a cutting board.

Period: 19th Century
Condition: ExcellentWear consistent with age and use.
Materials: Ironstone
Ref number: 493
Diameter:16 in
Height:2 3/8 in