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Shop Display Pint of Milk BJ151
Shop Display Pint of Milk BJ151
Original, quality 1960's United Dairies one pint glass milk bottle painted to the inside with cream and white to form a shop window 'dummy' pint of milk. The original foil cap is still fitted although it does have a slit cut and the bottle is embossed "United Dairies" to the reverse and acid etched in red with the same on the front. Complete and in good order otherwise. 8.5" tall x 3" base diam.  
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Price: 45.00


Baby's Plate BP2
Original, quality circa 1900 / 1920's circular white ceramic Babies' Bowl decorated in colour with a cow with a calf and "I Love the cow it gives good milk its coat is like the softest silk" and detailed to the underside for the maker's trademark and "Stoke on Trent". Complete and in good order. 6.5" diam and 1.75" tall. 
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Price: 65.00


Baby's Plate BP2



Sycamore Butter Stamp BS33
Sycamore Butter Stamp BS33
Original, quality late 19th century / circa 1900 larger than average butter print with the carved detail of three vertical ears of wheat within a chip carved border. This superb example has a large bowl with a turned stem within. Old worm holes are visible and although old and non-active, all has been well treated just in case and now is complete and in good and working order. Total 5.25" diam, 8.5" tall with handle out and 5" handle in plus print 4.25" diam. 
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Price: 156.00


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 BS30
Original, quality late 19th century butter stamp carved in sycamore with a shaped handle in beech. The design to the stamp details a standing dairy cow within a chip carved border. In superb condition and complete. Stamp 4" x 1.25" and total 5" tall. 
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Price: 185.00


Sycamore Butter Stamp BS30



Large Sycamore Butter Stamp BS28
Large Sycamore Butter Stamp BS28
Original, quality late 19th century/circa 1900, larger than average butter print with the carved detail of a thistle flower head with a leaf either side. This superb example has a large bowl with a turned stem riding within. A good repair has been made to an old split and now all is complete and in good and working order. Total 5.5" diam and 6" tall down. 9" withdrawn in and print 4.5" diam. 
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Price: 156.00


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 CD23
Dairy Maids Cheese Dish and Cover CD23
Original, quality late 19th century superb wedge shaped cheese dish with a highly decorated cover with a handle to the top. Both the cover and tray are transfer printed with the registered date for the year 1899 and the cover is detailed to each side with a different scene in coloured transfer. The top shows dairy maids milking a cow in the pasture, one side has a dairy maid in the dairy working a cheese press and the other dairy maids in the dairy pouring milk into setting pan. The front and back panels have designs. No cracks or chips, some fat stains to the tray and inside the cover but otherwise all complete and in good superb condition, with good clear coloured panels to the cover. A most unusual cheese dish only the third we have had. Base 10" x 8" x total 7" tall including handle. 
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Price: 400.00


Aesops Fable Cheese Dish and Cover CD22
Original, quality, late 19th century, decorated cheese dish and cover. This is one of the most exciting cheese dishes we have seen. This wonderful example has coloured pictorial panels to the top and three sides and decoration to all the edges of both the base and cover and both pieces are stamped with the registration number for the year 1891. First, the very detailed panels. The top depicts a scene from the Aesop's fable The Fox and The Crow', with the fable printed within ribbon swags. One side panel depicts "Too Much Cheese" with three rats at the cheese baited in a gin trap. The other side panel has a rat on the billiard table with a picture on the wall of 'Welsh Rabbits' and the reverse is entitled "Wise Man of Gotham" with a scene from 'The Merry Tales of The Mad Men of Gotham'. The scene shows three cheeses rolling down the hill. Although bright and clean in colour to the outside and decorated areas, this item does show discolouration to the inside consistent with use, as cheese does leave fat stains over a period of time. There are no chips or damage and all is complete and in super condition and ready to use. Base 10.5" x 7.5" and total 6" tall.

 
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Price: 450.00


Aesops Fable Cheese Dish and Cover CD22



Jasper Dip Cheese Dish and Cover CD21
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


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: 75.00


Cheese Dish and Cover   CD16



Cheese Dish and Cover   CD15
Cheese Dish and Cover CD15
Original, quality 1920's, cream coloured ceramic cheese dish and cover with a plain eight sided base, a bead decoration in relief and a decorated cover with panels of convolvulus bindweed flowers and leaves in colour. No cracks or chips and complete and in good order. Base 10" x 8.25", total 5" tall.  
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Price: 40.00


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: 45.00


Horseshoe Shaped Cheese Dish   CD12



GWR Milk Churn Plate DP205
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


Very Small Oval Steel Dairy Can DP204
Original, quality late 19th century / circa 1900, tiny oval steel dairy can. As used on milk delivery prams and floats when delivering door to door, straight from the churn. I can only imagine this size was for a very, very small portion of cream or is it a manufacturer's sample size? This example has the standard brass wire swing handle to the top, a fixed loop to the reverse and a brass mount to the hinged lid. The front of the can is stamped "HS" and for the manufacturer "Dairy Sundries Co Sudbury Middx" and the lid "Smith". All has been cleaned and lacquered and is complete and in superb condition. This is the first of this tiny size we have seen and it could not be in better condition. 1.75" tall with handle down. 2.25" wide + 2" front to back and base 1.75" x 1.5". 
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Price: 265.00


Very Small Oval Steel Dairy Can DP204



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



Dairy Supply Co Glazed Stoneware Bottle DP197
Dairy Supply Co Glazed Stoneware Bottle DP197
Original, quality late 19th century coffee brown glazed stoneware bottle with a pouring lip and impressed to the front within a shield shaped border " Dairy Supply Co Ltd Museum St London. Complete and in good order. 7.5" tall and 2.75" base diam. 
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Price: 65.00


Quart Milk Bottle DP196
Original, quality post war clear glass quart (2 pint) milk bottle with an original push in card lid. The bottle is very plain apart from "Please rinse and return" to the front and is complete and in good order. 10" tall and 4" base diam. 
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Price: 23.00


Quart Milk Bottle DP196



Jobs Glass Milk Bottle DP195
Jobs Glass Milk Bottle DP195
Original, quality post war clear glass one pint milk bottle with an old cardboard lid. The bottle is embossed 'Jobs' and the lid is printed in green "Drink More Pure Fresh Milk Natures finest food". Complete and in good order. 8.5" tall and 3" widest at base. 
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Price: 16.00


Burtons Ltd Milk Bottle, 2 available DP194
Original, quality post war clear glass one pint milk bottle with an old cardboard lid. The bottle is embossed "Burtons Ltd" and the lid is printed in blue "Drink More Milk". Complete and in good order. 8.5" tall and 3" widest at base. Price is for each. 
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Price: 16.00


Burtons Ltd Milk Bottle, 2 available DP194



Clear Glass Cream Setting Pan DP192
Clear Glass Cream Setting Pan DP192
Original, quality mid to late 19th century circular freeblown clear glass, cream setting pan as used in the dairy. This most unusual pan has a hollow blown rim, a pouring lip and a serious pontil to the underside. Lots of wear to the underside foot and scratches to the interior floor but no chips or cracks and complete and in good order. This is only the second example we have seen. 19.5" diam and 4" tall. 
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Price: 565.00


Stoneware Cream Pot DP185
Original, quality late 19th century buff coloured stoneware cream pot, of the' Ali baba' basket shape. Transfer printed to the front in sepia, with a picture of a dairy maid and detailed "Pure Fresh Cream from the Wigtownshire Creamery Co Stranraer. Impressed to the underside for the maker of the pot "Port Dundas Pottery Glasgow". Complete and in good order. 5.5" tall and 3.25" widest.  
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Price: 56.00


Stoneware Cream Pot DP185



Blow Butter Churn   DP178
Blow Butter Churn DP178
Original, quality, 1940's glass butter churn. A table model size for the single animal owner. This example has a steel lid mounted will a turned steel paddle and cast aluminium mechnism with the original red painted cover to the gearing, all on a square glass jar, the jar is embossed "Blow Butter Churn" made in England and two quarts for the size. The red painted area is rubbed but otherwise all in good order. The metal work has been cleaned and lacquered. Complete and in good and working order 12" tall and 8.5" widest including handle jar 5" square at base.  
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Price: 85.00


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


Griffiths and Bro Milk Bottle   DP174



Milk Bottle DP173
Milk Bottle DP173
Original, quality, post-war, one pint capacity glass milk bottle with no dairy detailed and completely plain, but with an old cardboard push in top detailed for "Morgans Hygienic Dairy Wandsworth and Tooting" in London. Complete and in good order. 8.5" tall x 3" base diameter. 
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Price: 12.00


Dairy Skimmer DP164
Original, quality 1920's, circular, pierced steel dairy skimmer, with a flat brass curved over handgrip. All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 7.75" diameter, 3.75" tall and 8.5" widest.  
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Price: 45.00


Dairy Skimmer   DP164



Dairy Skimmer   DP157
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: 85.00


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


Milk Bottle   DP114



Dairy Yoke with Chains   DP93
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


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


Oval Steel Dairy Can   DP54



Brass Milk Churn Money Box, 2 available MB48
Brass Milk Churn Money Box, 2 available 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". Price is for each. 
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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



1lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W208
1lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W208
Original, quality late 19th century 'Cottage Loaf' shaped white ceramic grocers' / butchers' 1lb shop counter weight, transfer printed to the top '1lb'. A very desirable weight complete and in good order but with one chip to the rear lower rim. One imagines these ceramic weights had a short life due to being prone to damage. This example has retained the lead infill and is a great looker. 2.25" tall and 3" diam of base. 
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Price: 145.00


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


2lb Ceramic Avery Weight W207



4lb Ceramic Grocers Weight W206
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

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