Antique Ironstone Pottery Margarine Slab Herbert & Sons Scale Makers

A large Margarine slab with retailers badge for Herbert & Sons of Kings Cross London. Thomas Herbert founded the company in the 19th century and proceeded to supply the famous Smithfield meat market from its beginnings in 1868 with all manner of butchers supplies. Even J. Sainsbury can be counted as one of him customers from 1869. The company became Limited LTD in 1909 so will date this slab earlier. Several chips repaired around the top rim and one hairline. Some crazing still exists. Length 16.5 inches, height 3 inches. Late 19th century


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