Rare Crimped Antique Edwardian Brown & Polson Cornflour Blancmange Ironstone Advertising Mould
This is a lovely example of an antique turn of the century white ironstone jelly, jello or blancmange mould in the rarer crimped shape, with beautiful timeworn crazing and patination.
Brown & Polson’s were the first company to manufacture corn flour in Britain in the mid 1800s. And they were quick to realise the benefits of advertising their products in items used regularly in kitchens across the country. They would often print recipes on to common pieces of kitchenalia, illustrating how their products could be used as an ingredient, advertising their range of products at the same time.
This mould is for their Corn Flour Blanc-Mange. It features the recipe in black transfer print on one side of the mould. These pieces really stand out proudly on display in a modern kitchen, and they are still very durable for use as a jelly or jello mould today too. This Edwardian mould is also a little rarer than most due to its shape; the more common, and later, moulds are rounder in shape.
This mould is in good condition for its age. Most notably, there is coffee coloured stained crazing all over the mould, creating a unique and warm patina.
There is some wear, staining and nibbles to the rims but no chips. The black transfer printed recipe is still very clear and legible. There is a small area of green print on the top of the mould where the word ‘Flour’ is located but this is minimal and doesn’t detract. There are some cracks to the top rim which have occurred through use but these do not penetrate through the mould.
The mould is still perfectly usable and will also look fabulous on display as part of an ironstone or kitchenalia collection.
Width, 19cm (at base); Depth, 14.5cm; Height, 12cm
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