Rare Edwardian White Ironstone Jelly Mould Advertising Brown & Polson Cornflour
This is a nice example of an antique turn of the century white ironstone jelly, jello or blancmange mould in the rarer crimped shape.
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 or jello 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. There are some nibbles to the rims but no cracks or chips. There is some mild staining to the base rim and inside the mould from where it has been used but overall it has quite a clean appearance. There are some firing faults on the glaze, which has resulted in the print being a little blurred but the recipe is still legible. The mould is still perfectly usable and will also look fabulous on display as part of an ironstone or kitchenalia collection.
Width, 18cm (at base); Depth, 13.5cm; Height, 11cm
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