2lb James Keiller Antique Marmalade Pot
Great example of a large 2lb Victorian or Edwardian James Keiller & Son Stoneware Marmalade Pot, with transfer print, made by Maling of Newcastle at the turn of the Century.
This is a lovely stoneware transfer print pot, which would make a fabulous display item in a kitchen or home. This larger 2lb version is particularly versatile and great for use as a small vase for flowers. It has aged reasonably well, with the black transfer still very clear and crisp, and the earthenware a lovely aged light grey colour.
James Keiller & Sons were leading manufacturers of marmalade through much of the nineteenth Century. Their efforts were rewarded with a prize winning entry into the Great Exhibition in 1852. Their earthenware pots were made for them by Maling of Newcastle.
As with many antique and vintage items, this marmalade pot does show signs of its age. It has a lovely patina with crazing all over, which adds to the vintage look and feel of the piece. There are a couple of minor cracks at the top rim of the pot, although it is structurally very solid, and a number of grease marks
both inside and outside the pot. There are also a number of age spots. Inside, there is a large lip running down the inside, which occurred at the time this was produced.
Height, 14cm; Width, 10cm.
UK delivery £4.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.