Vintage Mid 20th Century White Ironstone English Advertising Pot – Fortnum & Mason Caviar Pot with the Sturgeon Transfer
A rare complete English advertising caviar pot for the world famous Fortnum & Mason’s in Piccadilly, London, dating from the mid 20th Century.
This wonderful white ironstone Fortnum & Mason’s caviar pot is a rare survivor. 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 medium sized pots that would have been available, and is complete with a sturgeon transfer on the base of the pot.
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. Bearing the Crown Devon mark on its base, the white ironstone was fairly thick on them, making them quite durable little pots.
In overall good and clean condition, this pot is a nice example. The transfer on the lid has faded in places, although it is still clearly legible. And the sturgeon is in perfect condition. There is also mild crazing all over the pot and it’s lid. However, there are no chips or cracks.
Diameter, 8.5cm; Height, 7.5cm
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