Rare 1920s White Ironstone Brown & Polson Cornflour Blancmange Mould Embossed With Makers’ Initials

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A rare opportunity to purchase a Brown & Polson white ironstone corn flour blancmange mould which is also embossed with the B & P mark inside the mould.

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. In some examples, they also took their advertising much further, as in this piece, leaving their initials on the final products that were produced too.

While it is fairly common to come across the corn flour moulds in varying shapes and sizes, it is very hard to find them with the Brown & Polson mark also inside the mould itself as in this piece.

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.

The mould is in good overall condition. There are no cracks, chips or crazing. There are lots of surface scratches to the mould and discoloration in places, which has given the mould a matt finish in places. This is most notable around the base rim above the transfer print. There are also some surface cracks to the glaze in the inside base which have discolored. However, these don’t affect the integrity of the piece in any way.

Width, 16cm; Depth, 12.5cm; Height, 10cm

UK delivery £4.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.




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