An early 20th century Royal Doulton glazed earthenware and brass-mounted milk pail with measureThe cover with boss stamped 'Dairy Outfit Co., Kings Cross, London' around a shield charged with a milk jug
Lot 686
An early 20th century Royal Doulton glazed earthenware and brass-mounted milk pail with dipper measureThe cover with boss stamped 'Dairy Outfit Co., Kings Cross, London' around a shield charged with a milk jug
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,723) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak Interior Chester
25 Apr 2013 10:00 BST

Auction 21122
An early 20th century Royal Doulton glazed earthenware and brass-mounted milk pail with measureThe cover with boss stamped 'Dairy Outfit Co., Kings Cross, London' around a shield charged with a milk jug
Lot Details
An early 20th century Royal Doulton glazed earthenware and brass-mounted milk pail with dipper measure
The cover with boss stamped 'Dairy Outfit Co., Kings Cross, London' around a shield charged with a milk jug
Fitted with a domed brass cover with hinged lifting section, pierced edge and small bar handle, the pail transfer-printed with a scene of grazing Highland cattle beneath the words 'PURE MILK' and an upper border of fruit, flowers and foliage, with two angular handles, the other side of the pail with a transfer-printed mark reading 'DAIRY OUTFIT Co., OFFICE KINGS CROSS, LONDON', around a shield charged with a milk pail, and surrounded by the words, 'LIMITED, FACTORY, VICTORIA WORKS, VAUXHALL', (to underside black-printed 1902 - 1922 Royal Doulton mark, and 'No. 10 [or possibly No. 19]', a '5' below), 40cm diameter x 33.5cm high, together with an early 20th century tinned cylindrical half-pint dipper measure, possibly the original, stamped 'DAIRY OUTFIT Co., LIMITED MAKERS, KING'S + LONDON', the vertical strap handle with hook terminal, with verification mark 'GR' below a crown above the number '28', the number '30' below, (2)

Footnotes

  • A similar pail, lacking cover, sold Bonhams, Bury St. Edmunds, 4th March 2009, Lot 172. Another, with cover, sold Christie's, 26 November 2006, Lot 171.

    Sets of measures under indenture numbers 28 and 30 were issued to London County after 1879.
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