Rare Antique Victorian Three Pound James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot
A clean example of the rare three pound antique advertising pot for James Keiller Dundee Marmalade.
These 3lb 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 used as vases.
These pots were produced by Maling of Newcastle at the end of the nineteenth Century and beginning 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 it features some knocks and bumps which show off its history. It has three notable hairline cracks around the rim of the top lip, and a smaller, fainter one which is notable mainly on the inside of the advertising pot. These pots were very solid pieces, though, so it is still in a very sturdy condition.
However, remarkably, this Dundee advertising crock has kept a very clean colour. There is some light crazing to the glaze all over the piece, and some minor staining to the top rim. But, overall, it is a great fresh white colour.
Height, 14cm; Diameter, 12cm
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