Rare Large Antique Victorian Three Pound James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot
A nice clean example of the rare extra large three pound antique advertising pot for James Keiller Dundee Marmalade.
These 3 pound versions of the James Keiller Dundee Marmalade advertising crocks are increasingly hard to find, and are highly desired amongst collectors. That’s because they look great and are a fantastic large size which makes them perfect for use around the home, as well as on display. They are very useful as kitchen storage jars and look beautiful with flowers.
These pots were produced by Maling of Newcastle at the end of the nineteenth Century and early part of the twentieth Century. They were intended to be throwaway items and were often discarded with rubbish.
This example has come from an old Victorian dump, and therefore has suffered some damage. Most notably, there is a significant chip to the top rim, with a hairline crack which runs from the chip about half way down the pot. This is stable but can be felt.
Overall, though, this pot is in very clean condition with a wonderful clear transfer. There is mild crazing all over and some patches of minimal staining but these give the piece a nice timeworn charm. While the chip is clearly notable, it won’t be seen on display if the pot is filled with dried flowers or other decorative items.
Height, 14.5cm; Diameter, 11.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £33 maximum depending on location.