Extremely Rare Antique White Ironstone Advertising Pot – Four Pound James Keiller Dundee Marmalade
This is a listing for one of the rarest locations and hardest James Keiller Dundee Marmalade pots there is – the scarce extra large four pound pot.
So scarce is this pot that I’ve only ever seen this in pictures before, so I’m delighted to be able to share this for sale. Very few exist and are rarely available to purchase.
This extra large chubby four pound Dundee is a nice chippy and weathered example, with a fabulous worn patina. Likely to have been dug up from an old Victorian dumping ground, this advertising pot bears some of the scars of its time underground.
These pots were produced by Maling of Newcastle at the end of the nineteenth Century and early part of the twentieth Century. They were intended to be throwaway items and were often discarded with rubbish.
Most notably, there are three old hairline cracks on the front of the pot, one of which – on the far left – runs down through the transfer. They appear to be stable and have actually weathered and stained with age, so they do in fact add to the timeworn look of the pot. There is also light crazing all over the pot, and patches of tea stained discolouration. This is most notable around the top rim and inside the pot. There also appear to be a small paint splatter at the bottom of the pot underneath the transfer. However, overall the pot has a lovely natural aged look to it and the transfer is still very clear.
These 4 pound 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 for potted plants.
Height, 13cm; Diameter, 13.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £33 maximum depending on location.