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Vintage Ironstone Harrods Ham Presentation Stand

Vintage Ironstone Harrods Ham Presentation Stand

$195.00

Omnia Omnibus Ubique - All Things for All People, Everywhere.

Harrods.  It is much more than a department store or a magnificent building in the exclusive borough of Knightsbridge.  Harrods is a British institution, rich in history and romanticism.  

It all began in 1824 when the 25 year old Charles Henry Harrod began a "draper, mercer and haberdasher" business in central London.  By 1849, Mr. Harrod had moved his growing business to its current Knightsbridge location - which at the time was a small village just outside London.  Occupying only a single room, employing two assistants and a messenger boy, Mr. Harrod focused on the grocery business, specializing in teas.  In the years that followed, Harrod's son Charles Digby Harrod built the business into a thriving retail operation.  Harrods rapidly expanded, selling medicines, perfumes, stationery, along with fruit and vegetables.  By 1880, Harrods had acquired the adjoining buildings, and employed one hundred people.

The store's booming fortunes were reversed in early December 1883, when fire swept through the building, burning it to the ground. Remarkably, in view of this disaster, Charles Harrod fulfilled all of his commitments to his customers to make Christmas deliveries that year - and made a record profit in the process. As quickly as possible, a new building was built on the same site, and soon Harrods extended credit for the first time to its best customers, among them being Oscar Wilde, Charlie Chaplin, Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Sigmund Freud, A.A. Milne and many members of the British Royal Family.  Harrods - the beautiful store filled with fabulous goods and serving a well-heeled clientele was definitely "on the map".

Recognized for its celebrity-endorsed sales, its magnificent food hall and its signature green bags, Harrods is one of the world's largest and most famous department stores.  With over a million square feet of space, Harrods sells luxury and everyday items across seven floors and 330 departments.  Harrods once boasted that "anything you could think of was for sale".  While that may not be exactly true, it is likely the only place where one can purchase historic 18th-century dinner plates, exquisite caviar and a giant teddy bear.  Indeed, there is no place in the world quite like Harrods.

Found at market in London, a rare and handsome bone-in ham stand, manufactured exclusively for Harrods by the venerable Mason potters. This unique piece is an exact replica of stands designed to be used in Harrods' famous Food Halls and would have been found behind the butcher's counter displaying a succulent ham.

Decorated around its base with charming transferware images of Harrods delivery vans from days gone by, this lovely ironstone stand brings its English charm to your kitchen counter or buffet. As functional as it is beautiful, it makes a wonderful fruit bowl, or it can be called into service as it was intended, when serving and carving a ham with an elegance and style that is worthy of one of the most famous department stores in the world.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. In excellent vintage condition. 6.75" in diameter x 4.60" high. Handwash only.

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