Victorian or Edwardian Scarce Chippy French Mustard Pot
This is such a wonderful and unique antique packaging pot, for Moutarde de Maille, made at the end of the Victorian period/early Edwardian period.
Made by Pearsons of Chesterfield, these ironstone pots were normally plain white in colour. However, this piece has a lovely french grey colour to it, with splashes of light cream, most likely as a result of a problem during the glazing process. It’s likely this process also led to some minor defects in the glaze which also resulted in this piece having lines of crazing circling the pot. These have aged, resulting in a wonderful and unique patina.
I have never seen another pot with such a wonderful aged and chippy patina, yet in such good condition too, with no chips or cracks.
The transfer printed onto the ironstone reads:
“Moutarde de Maille Vinaigrier Distillateur FOURNISSEUR des premieres Cours”
The Pearsons mark can be found imprinted on the rear of this ironstone pot.
Height, 11cm; Width, 6.5cm.
UK delivery £4.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.