Antique Early 20th Century Stoneware Irish Varsity Marmalade Pot
This is a listing for an antique Victorian slim one pound Dundee marmalade pot, with a unique timeworn patina.
This is a nice example of the slimmer version of the 1lb James Keiller English advertising Dundee marmalade pots, dating from the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
These white ironstone James Keiller Dundee marmalade jars were all handmade by Maling in the late Victorian period. The company produced their marmalade pots in a variety of sizes, and this is the slimmer 1 pound version.
As most pots were discarded at the time, they often have spots of discoloration, minor hairline cracks, minor chips and varying shades of crazing. However, this adds to their charm as highly decorative pieces.
Considering the history of these pieces, the condition of this pot is quite fair. There are no chips to the piece, and just a firing fault towards the base on the left hand side and some minor cracks to the surface of the glaze on the inside of the pot.
There is some staining to the pot, a result of its time underground, but this has created a unique and unusual patination.
Commonly used to store kitchen utensils, they are also perfect for use as vases, plant pots or to store artists paintbrushes.
Height, 11.5cm; Width, 8cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £28 maximum depending on location.