Antique Victorian Rare English White Ironstone Advertising Pot – Geo Kirkby Confectioners of Morecambe
A rare and lovely Victorian/Edwardian antique white ironstone potted beef packaging pot for Geo Kirkby, confectioners who were based in Morecambe England, dating from the early 1900s.
This is a great – and rarely found – example of antique advertising white ironstone pot for potted meat. The pot features black transfer print advertising text, in excellent condition, which says:
“GEO, KIRKBY. BAKER & CONFECTIONER, MORECAMBE. HOME MADE POTTED BEED”
For what is a rather humble item, it’s lovely to see the use of different sizes and depth of font and the nice oval framing and scroll detail on this pot.
Considered a throwaway item at the time it was produced, this English advertising pot was salvaged from an old Victorian dump. It is a very rare find and it’s unlikely many of these pots have survived, as potted meats were usually sold in butchers shops rather than bakers.
Although the transfer advertising is still very clear, there is evidence of the pot’s history in its condition, although it does have a unique timeworn patina to it. There is a tight and stable hairline on the top of the rim at the back of the top, and two small chips on the side of the pot too. There is also some crazing and staining to the glaze, although this has added a warm colouring to the pot.
Width, 9cm; Height, 4cm
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