Rare Brown & Polson Advertising Jelly Mould For Corn Flour Blancmange with “B & P” Initials Embossed Inside
A rare opportunity to purchase a Brown & Polson white ironstone corn flour blancmange mould which is also embossed with the B & P mark inside the mould, dating from the 1920s.
Brown & Polson’s were the first company to manufacture corn flour in Britain in the mid 1800s. And they were quick to realise the benefits of advertising their products in items used regularly in kitchens across the country. They would often print recipes on to common pieces of kitchenalia, illustrating how their products could be used as an ingredient, advertising their range of products at the same time. In some examples, they also took their advertising much further, leaving their initials on the final products that were produced too, as is the case with this piece.
While it is fairly common to come across the corn flour moulds in varying shapes and sizes, it is very hard to find them with the Brown & Polson mark also inside the mould itself as in this piece.
This mould is for their Corn Flour Blanc-Mange. It features the recipe in black transfer print on one side of the mould. These pieces really stand out proudly on display in a modern kitchen, and they are still very durable for use as a jelly or jello moulds today too.
The mould is in good condition. There are no cracks and the black transfer print recipe is still very clear. There is crazing all over the piece and some staining from use. This is more notable inside the mould, where it has been used. There are also nibbles and a small amount of chipping to the glaze around the top rim, again from where it has seen normal use in the kitchen. There are also some odd splashes of black transfer print on the back and inside the mould, as a result of the firing process.
Overall, though, it is a very solid piece in good condition. It would make a very interesting feature in an antique advertising or kitchenalia collection.
Width, 16cm; Depth, 13cm; Height, 10.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £30 maximum depending on location.