Antique Edwardian Rare Crimped Shaped Brown & Polson’s Advertising Jelly Mould with Recipe
This is a lovely example of an antique turn of the century white ironstone jelly, jello or blancmange mould in the rarer crimped shape, with beautiful timeworn crazing and patination.
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.
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 mould today too. This Edwardian mould is also a little rarer than most due to its shape; the more common, and later, moulds are rounder in shape.
This mould is in good condition for its age. Most notably, there is light coffee coloured stained crazing all over the mould, which is more pronounced towards the base and inside of the mould. There is also wear and some age marks and nibbles to the base rims.
Overall, though, it’s in quite clean condition. And while there is some mild fading to the recipe in places, it is all still very legible.
The mould is still perfectly usable and will also look fabulous on display as part of an ironstone or kitchenalia collection.
Width, 18.5cm (at base); Depth, 14cm; Height, 11.5cm
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