Edwardian English 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 or crazing. It is also clean of the age cracks which often occur to the crimped pattern around the edge of the plate. There are a few minor age spots, and also a spot of discoloration to at the bottom of the plate, although the black transfer print is still very clear and legible here. The black transfer print is still very clear all over the plate, but is fading very slightly in places.
UK delivery £4.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.