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Rare Antique Victorian English Advertising Pot - Eland's Devonshire Clotted Cream

Rare Antique Victorian English Advertising Pot - Eland's Devonshire Clotted Cream

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A delightful Victorian white ironstone clotted cream pot, advertising Eland’s Pure Devonshire Clotted Cream.

In a weathered and chippy condition, these circular antique advertising pots are amongst my favourite because they epitomise the elaborate style of the time.

Dating from the late 1800s, these pots were used to sell fresh clotted cream. The style of these advertising pots epitomises the Victorian era, with a lavish use of different, individually beautiful, fonts for each line of writing. Made by Port Dundas pottery of Glasgow, their imprinted makers mark is on the base of the pot.

The passage on the back, extolling the virtues of clotted cream, is equally delightful:

“Devonshire Clotted Cream is highly esteemed for its delicacy with fruits, pastry, jams, puddings, tea, coffee, cocoa, salads, fish, vegetables, & gives richness of flavour unsurpassable. Also greatly used for whisking by dissolving in milk. Pure clotted cream has been most successfully used in cases of debility and consumption, it being prescribed by eminent physicians.”

This pot was sourced from a Victorian dump and therefore has a weathered patina. There are a number of chips to the base rim and a hairline crack through the back. There are also some minor patches of staining. However, the crack is stable and genuine timeworn patina adds to its uniqueness. This is also a very difficult pot to source. With its sepia coloured transfer print, it displays very well.

Height, 12cm
Width, 6.5cm
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