Antique Victorian White Ironstone Three Pound Crazed & Chippy James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot

1930s antique Meredith Drew glass shop counter advertising display jar

A wonderfully crazed and aged 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. Most notably, the glaze has crazed, allowing dirt and rust to penetrate it and create this remarkable and unique patina in large patches across it. It also has three hairline cracks around the rim of the top lip. However, these pots were very solid pieces and so it is still in a very sturdy condition. And, remarkably, this Dundee advertising crock has kept a very clear transfer to the front of the pot.

Please note I also have a second, cleaner version of this 3 pound crock; check my other listings for more details.

Height, 14cm; Diameter, 11.5cm

UK delivery included; international delivery £17 maximum depending on location.




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