Rare Small Sized Antique Frank Cooper Oxford Marmalade Advertising Pot

rare antique victorian small mini midi frank cooper oxford marmalade english advertising pot

A rare example of the miniature version of the Frank Cooper Oxford Seville Marmalade Pot or Crock.

These ironstone Frank Cooper 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 these are the more scarce examples of the miniature marmalade pot intended for use in hotels or by those travelling on trains. The Maling of Newcastle makers’ mark is impressed onto the base.

As most jars were discarded with common waste at the time, they often have discoloration and chips. However, this adds to their charm as highly decorative, weathered and chippy pieces.

This example was recently recovered from a Victorian dump. In spite of this, it is quite a clean white ironstone example. Unsurprisingly, there are some minor imperfections. There are no cracks or chips but there are some surface scuffs and patches of staining. There are also patches of crazing, some of which has stained. The underglaze black transfer print logo is still clear, although the border has faded slightly. There is also evidence of a firing misprint from the time the pot was produced, just to the left of the logo. This adds to the quirky charm of the piece and shows that, as throwaway items, they weren’t discarded for minor imperfections such as this.

It’s still a lovely item for display amongst a white ironstone or English advertising pot collection.

Height, 6.8cm; Width, 6cm

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