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Sycamore Butter Stamp BS36
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS36
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter print with a circular front with good carved detail of an abstract of three leaves and three flower heads. A couple of minor old worm holes now well treated, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. Face 3.25" diam and total 2.75" tall. 
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Price: 89.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS35
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter print with a circular front detailing well carved three overlapping initials "W.J&C" in 'Gothic' style type with a beaded border. Old worm holes now well treated, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. Face 3" diam and total 2.75" tall. 
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Price: 135.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS35



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS34
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS34
Original, quality late 19th century sycamore butter print with a circular front deeply carved with good detail of a rose, a thistle and shamrocks, representing England, Scotland and Ireland. Old worm holes now well treated, cleaned and waxed and complete and in good and working order. Face 3.25" diam and total 2.25" tall.  
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Price: 115.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp Acorn BS32
Original, quality circa 1900, small butter stamp turned in sycamore with the carved detail of an acorn with oak leaves. Complete and in good order. 1.75" tall and 1.75" widest diam. 
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Price: 56.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp Acorn BS32



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS31
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS31
Original, quality late 19th century butter stamp carved in sycamore with a replacement handle in beech copied from an original. The design to the stamp details three vertical ears of wheat within a chip carved border. Complete and in superb order. Stamp 3.75" diam and total 5" tall. 
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Price: 125.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS25
Original, quality, late 19th century, sycamore butter stamp with good carved detail of a thistle, a rose and a shamrock, representing the union between Scotland, England and Ireland".Complete and in good order, with no worm damage, but a mouse has gnawed at one edge. 3.5" diameter x 2.25" tall. 
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Price: 85.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS25



Dairy Maids Cheese Dish and Cover CD24
Dairy Maids Cheese Dish and Cover CD24
Original, quality late 19th century superb wedge shaped cheese dish with a highly decorated cover with a handle to the top. The cover is transfer printed to the inside with the registration number for the year 1899 and the exterior is detailed to each side with a different scene in Sepia transfer print. The top shows dairy maids milking a cow in the pasture; one side has a maid working the cheese press and the other side dairy maids pouring milk into the setting pan. The front and back both have floral designs. No cracks or chips but some stains to the floor of the tray dish, otherwise in superb condition. A most unusual cheese dish. In good usable condition. Base 10.5" x 8" x 0.75" and total 7" tall. 
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Price: 350.00


Jasper Dip Cheese Dish and Cover CD21
Original, quality late 19th century blue and white jasper dip ceramic circular cheese dish and cover. This superb example has white applied oak leaf and acorn decoration around the rim of the base and the base of the cover. The cover also has a white applied detailed scene of horses, riders, and foxhounds at the kill of a fox, this scene is repeated. The top of the cover has an acorn shaped finial grip with a breathing hole through the centre. This super example has never seen a Stilton cheese before, is unused, and complete and in perfect condition. The underside of the base is impressed "B.P and Co" for the maker Brownhills Pottery and is not Wedgwood as you may think at first glance. Base 12" x 1.75. Top 8.25" x 9" diam. Total 9.5" tall.  
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Price: 175.00


Jasper Dip Cheese Dish and Cover CD21



Cheese Dish and Cover CD16
Cheese Dish and Cover CD16
Original, quality 1920's, large wedge shaped, cream coloured ceramic cheese dish and cover. The base is plain with a decorated border in relief and gold lining. The three sided cover has repeated scenes of herons feeding in a lake with trees and foliage in the foreground, all in colour. The handle to the cover is in the form of looped foliage stems. Some very minor crazing, but no chips, cracks or fat stains and complete and in good order. Base 10.25" x 11", total 8" tall.  
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Price: 65.00


Horseshoe Shaped Cheese Dish CD12
Original, quality 1920's, large horseshoe shaped ceramic cheese dish with cover. This example appears unused for there are no fat stains and all is in mint condition with just a short faint hairline crack to the top back panel of the lid. A plain off white colour with bands of decoration in relief and gold lining. Complete and in good order. Base 11" x 9.5", total 5" tall.  
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Price: 34.00


Horseshoe Shaped Cheese Dish CD12



Dairy Skimmer, 2 matching available DP219
Dairy Skimmer, 2 matching available DP219
Original, quality late 19th century circular pierced steel milk skimmer with a curved over brass handgrip. This example has wrap over edges on the brass handle and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good order. Skimmer 6.75" diam and total 9" x 6.75" x 4.5" tall. Price is for each. 
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Price: 65.00


Small Steel Milk Churn DP217
Original, quality late 19th century small London pattern steel milk churn with a swing over wrought iron handle, a brass hinge plate to the lid and a brass hasp and catch to the front with an old brass padlock and key. This very unusual example for the size and this shape, has been cleaned with the brass fittings polished and a replacement key made for the padlock. All looks very presentable, although it does have several pin sized rust holes to the collar and three to the lid (see picture five), otherwise complete and in good order. 15.5" tall with handle down. 19" tall with handle up. 10.5" base diam. 
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Price: 450.00


Small Steel Milk Churn DP217



Oval Steel Dairy Can DP214
Oval Steel Dairy Can DP214
Original quality, late 19th century, oval steel dairy can as used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering from door to door, straight from the churn. This example has the standard brass wire loop swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the back and large brass mounts to the hinge of the lid. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order. 5" tall, 4.5" wide and 2.75" front to back. 
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Price: 125.00


Half Gill Dairy Measure DP212
Original, quality 1920's half gill steel dairy measure with a brass handle. This example has a tapered bowl, stamped "Half Gill", a lead custom's stamp and a sheet brass loop handle with rolled over edges. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 4.5" tall x 2" widest and 4" front to back including handles. 
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Price: 115.00


Half Gill Dairy Measure DP212



Gill Dairy Measure DP211
Gill Dairy Measure DP211
Original, quality 1920's 'Gill' steel dairy measure with a brass handle. This example has a lead customs stamp and a brass label punched "Gill" for the capacity and a short sheet brass loop handle with rolled over edges. Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 4" tall, 2.25" wide and 3.5" front to back. 
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Price: 56.00


Half Pint Dairy Measure DP210
Original, quality 1920's half pint steel dairy measure with a brass handle. This super example has a tapered bowl, stamped "half pint", a lead customs stamp and a sheet brass loop handle with rolled over edges. The front of the measure is impressed for the maker "Dairy Supply Co' Kings Cross London". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 7.5" tall, 3.25" widest and 5.5" front to back. 
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Price: 135.00


Half Pint Dairy Measure DP210



Oval Steel Dairy Can DP206
Oval Steel Dairy Can DP206
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped steel dairy can, as used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering door to door, straight from the churn. This example has the standard brass wire swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the reverse and a large brass mount to the hinge of the lid. The top is stamped "North Church Farm Berkhamstead" and the front is stamped for the manufacturer "Dairy Supply Company. Museum St. London". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good and working order. 3.75" tall with handle down, 4" wide and 3" front to back. 
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Price: 145.00


GWR Milk Churn Plate DP205
Original, quality late 19th century elliptical shaped brass label as used on milk churns for empty returns via the railway. This example is stamped "A.J Hosier Bedwyn. GWR". Bedwyn is for Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire on the "Great Western Railway" (GWR) Line. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good order. 6.25" x 2.75".  
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Price: 36.00


GWR Milk Churn Plate DP205



Oval Steel Dairy Can DP201
Oval Steel Dairy Can DP201
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped steel dairy can, as used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering door to door straight from the churn. This example has the standard brass wire swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the reverse and a large brass mount to the hinge of the lid stamped. "The Standard Milk Can". The front of the can is impressed "6 Wardo Avenue Fulham". Cleaned and lacquered and complete and in good order. 4.75" tall and 4" x 3". 
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Price: 125.00


Dominion Dairy Co Box DP200
Original, quality pre-war two piece cardboard box used for transporting butter on the railway. This example has green labels to all sides and top for the manufacturer of the original contents 'Dominion Dairy Co Ltd of Aylesbury Bucks". Some scuffing overall but good clean labels and interior. Complete and in good order. 15" x 12" x 5". 
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Price: 75.00


Dominion Dairy Co Box DP200



Griffiths and Bro Milk Bottle DP174
Griffiths and Bro Milk Bottle DP174
Original, quality, post-war, one pint capacity glass milk bottle with embossed details of the supplier of the milk "Griffiths and Bro', 51 Chalcot Road, Regents Park NW1" and with an old cardboard push in top detailing "Pure Milk". Some chips to the base otherwise complete and in good order. 8.5" tall x 3" base diameter. 
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Price: 23.00


Dairy Skimmer DP157
Original, quality, oval shaped, pierced steel milk skimmer, with a brass curved over handgrip. This most unusual shaped skimmer has a wrap over edged sheet brass handle and has been cleaned and lacquered, althought the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, all is complete and in good order. Pan 6.5" x 5" and 0.75" total.  
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Price: 65.00


Dairy Skimmer DP157



Milk Bottle DP114
Milk Bottle DP114
Original, quality, post war, one pint capacity, glass milk bottle detailed to the front 'Briar Farm Dairy, G. H. W. Shuter 23 Tennyson Rd Luton, phone 1797'. One chip to the top rim, otherwise in good order. This size milk bottle originally had a push in cardboard cap. 8.5" tall, base 3" and top 2 1/8" external. 
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Price: 23.00


Dairy Yoke with Chains DP93
Original, quality, milkmaid's dairy yoke, circa 1900, complete with the original hooks and chains. This yoke, in beech, has a few worm holes, but has been well treated and the chains cleaned and lacquered. Part way down the chains are the adjustment hooks to ensure the length is correct for carrying the milk buckets, for ideally, the dairy maid would be holding the milk pails at a level for the yoke to take a share of the weight. A super clean yoke and chain, complete and in good and working order. Yoke 36" x 7" x 2.5" and hooks and chains 35" x 2". 
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Price: 85.00


Dairy Yoke with Chains DP93



Oval Steel Dairy Can DP54
Oval Steel Dairy Can DP54
Original quality, late 19th century, oval steel dairy can as used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering from door to door, straight from the churn. This example has the standard brass wire loop swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the back and large brass mounts to the hinge of the lid. All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in good order. Base 4" x 3" and total 4.5" tall with handle down. 
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Price: 125.00


Milk Jug with Longhorn Cattle J142
Original, quality 1920's tal,l off white ceramic milk jug with a tapered body, a pouring lip, a side loop handle and gilt lining to the top and handle. This example is decorated in colour with a transfer coloured scene of Highland Cattle and calves. Complete and in good and working order. 8" tall, base 5" diam and 6.75" wide including handle. 
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Price: 56.00


Milk Jug with Longhorn Cattle J142



Brass Milk Churn Money Box MB48
Brass Milk Churn Money Box MB48
Original, quality 1920's pressed brass money box in the form of a good scaled down, 17 gallon milk churn with a tapered body, a coin slot to the top and a pull off lid to the underside. The lower rim is stamped with the registration number for the year 1923. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 3.5" tall and base 2.75". 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Dairy Can / Match Holder MS29
Original, quality late 19th century brass match holder and striker fashioned as a miniature dairy can. This perfectly scaled down example has the loop handle to the top just as a standard dairy can but with a circular dished interior for the matches and a ribbed underside for striking red tipped matches. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 2.25" tall with handle down. 2.5" wide and 1.75" front to back.  
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Price: 156.00


Brass Dairy Can / Match Holder MS29



Avery Ceramic Scale Slab S231
Avery Ceramic Scale Slab S231
Original, quality, late 19th century, circular white ceramic scale slab, with transfer decoration in red for "W & T Avery Birmingham Scale Manufacturer" in a ribbon decoration and with a detailed circular border. These were originally from a dairy scale with matching ceramic weights manufactured around the same period. Perfect and most unusual to find, ideal for a cheese board or similar. 9.7/8" x 3/8".  
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Price: 230.00


Ceramic Scale Slab S204
Original, quality, late 19th century, larger than average, white ceramic slab from a grocers' or butchers' shop counter scales. This very clean example is transfer printed to the topside with a 'Scale of Justice' design and a logo for the scale manufacturer 'G.Rushbrook, London and Birmingham'. The rear of the upstand is impressed for the manufacturer "Wedgwood" and "ACH". Some very minor stains and a couple of minor scatches to the edge, otherwise complete and in good order. A great looking slab ideal for a cheese board. 14.5" wide x 13.5" front to back, 2" tall at the rear and slab 0.5" thick. 
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Price: 185.00


Ceramic Scale Slab S204



4oz Ceramic Grocers Weight W211
4oz Ceramic Grocers Weight W211
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 4oz shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top "Imperial 4oz". A very desirable weight in perfect condition. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. 1.5" tall and 1.75" base diam. 
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Price: 165.00


½lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W210
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' ½lb shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top "Imperial ½ lb enamel weight". A very desirable weight despite several minor chips to the bottom rim and some minor stains. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. This example has retained its lead infill and is a great looker. 1.75" tall and 2.25" base diam. 
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Price: 125.00


lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W210



2lb Ceramic Avery Weight W207
2lb Ceramic Avery Weight W207
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 2lb shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top grip '2lb' and around the lower edge "W&T Avery Birmingham". A very desirable weight complete and in super condition with no chips or cracks. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. It has retained the lead infill and is impressed 'Wedgwood' for the manufacturer and does have one small brown stain to the lower edge. A great find. 3.25" tall and 3.5" diam. 
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Price: 385.00


4lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W206
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 4lb shop counter weight. Despite its overall scruffy condition this weight is complete bar the chips and is still very desirable and hard to find. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. This example is transfer printed to the top "Imperial Enamel Weight 4lb". It has a hairline diagonal crack, lots of knocks and stains but is near complete and has retained the lead infill. The underside is also impressed for the manufacturer 'Wedgwood'. 4" tall and 4.25" base diam. 
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Price: 300.00


4lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W206

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