Rare Antique Edwardian White Ironstone English Advertising Pot – Fortnum & Mason Caviar
This is a listing for ONE rare complete English advertising caviar pot for the world famous Fortnum & Mason’s in Piccadilly, London, from the early 1900s. A total of two are available to choose from.
These wonderful white ironstone Fortnum & Mason’s caviar pots are rare Edwardian survivors. Appointed as grocers to the Royal household, the Royal Warrant appears on the lid of this wonderful pot, together with the company’s address. Fortnum & Mason’s is an iconic British brand. Available in a range of sizes, this is one of the shallower pots that would have been available, although it is quite wide in size compared to others.
Caviar would only have only been available to purchase at the Piccadilly store and these white ceramic containers were also considered throwaway items. So these little pots are now extremely hard to find. The white ironstone was fairly thick on them, making them quite durable little pots in spite of being throwaway items.
These pots were found during excavation of a Victorian dump, where remarkably both the lid and the base of the pot were found. In overall good condition, both pots do bear some marks from their time underground.
LEFT POT: There are some patches of mild crazing all over the pot and it’s lid. There is also staining and scuff marks all over, although on the whole it is quite clean, especially the top of the lid. There are no chips or cracks.
RIGHT POT: Similarly, this pot has some patches of mild crazing. There is also staining in places, which is perhaps more heavy and notable than on the left pot, although this is concentrated around the base. There are no cracks but there are some minor nibbles to the underside of the lid and the top inside rim of the base pot.
Perfect display pieces for fans of antique advertising or kitchenalia.
Diameter, 10cm; Height, 4.7cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £28 maximum depending on location.