A Belgian mid century 'Melkwacht' boiler (Milk Gaurd or Garde-Lait in French). Circa 1950-60, the winged ironstone boiler would sit in a pan and prevent milk from boiling over whilst heating.
Made of cream white glazed pottery, the horn shaped shaft is marked with a black under-glaze stamp reading the following:
MELKWACHT - wett. ged. - Ned. Octrooi 69578 - Brevet Belge 49082 - marque déposé - GARDE-LAIT
(MILK GUARD - legal. Ed. - Dutch Patent 69578 - Brevet Belge 49082 - marque déposé - GARDE-LAIT)
16cm Tall (6-1/4")
13cm Foot diameter (5-1/8")
Some glaze crazing and very light usage wear, otherwise very good condition with no chips or cracks.
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