Rare Victorian 2lb Collared James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot

1930s antique Meredith Drew glass shop counter advertising display jar

A rare example of a late Victorian two pound chunky collared version of the James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Pot or Crock.

These white ironstone James Keiller marmalade pots were all handmade by Maling of Newcastle in the late Victorian period. The company produced their marmalade pots in a variety of sizes, and this is a rarer example of a large two pound pot, with a rounded collar at the top of the jar.

This pot features a large black transfer print advertising James Keiller’s Dundee Marmalade, which has won numerous awards at international exhibitions.

As most jars were discarded with common waste at the time, they often have spots of discoloration, minor hairlines and chips. However, this adds to their charm as highly decorative pieces. Although this piece comes from a dig, it is actually a very clean white colour still. It is quite chippy, with evidence of a few knocks, but it is still very sturdy. Most notably, there is a chip to the rim and a star crack where it has been knocked previously. These areas have discolored. There are also some patches of surface staining, dents and crazing which have discolored. But this gives it a much sought after and genuine chippy look.

Height, 14cm; Width, 10.5cm at base, 7cm at top rim

UK nationwide delivery included; international delivery £16.00.




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