Edwardian White Ironstone Brown & Polson Advertising Shortbread Mould
A highly collectable early piece of advertising kitchenalia dating from the early 20th Century.
Made by Doulton Burslem in England, these white ironstone shortbread moulds doubled up as an opportunity to also advertise the Brown & Polson “Paisley Flour”. The black transfer print reads:
“BROWN & POLSON’S RAISING POWDER MAKES SHORTBREAD CRISP AND SHORT AND MORE EASY OF DIGESTION.”
This piece displays well, but is equally usable for making your own homemade shortbread, measuring 19cm in diameter and 2cm deep. The Doulton Burslem mark, in black, is printed on the rear of the plate.
The mould is in overall excellent condition and is a lovely quality piece, with no chips, staining or crazing. There are a couple of firing marks on the edge and rear of the plate. There are also some minor age cracks to the crimped pattern and the edge of the plate. These are very common on these pieces, but they do not penetrate the plate or affect its integrity, so it is still perfectly usable.
UK delivery £5.50 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.