Rare White Ironstone Brown & Polson Shortbread Mould

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A highly collectable and rare early piece of kitchenalia dating from the early 20th Century.

Made in England, these white ironstone shortbread moulds doubled up as an opportunity to also advertise the Brown & Polson “Paisley Flour”. This is a rarer version, with the text in a different order to the more standard version. The black transfer print text reads:

“You can make perfect Shortbread deliciously crisp, short and easy of digestion with ‘Paisley Flour’ The sure raising powder. BROWN & POLSON Manufacturers”

This piece displays well, but is equally usable and is perfect for making your own homemade shortbread, measuring 20cm in diameter by 2.5cm deep.

The mould is in overall good condition and is a lovely quality piece. There are no hairlines or fractures and the black transfer is nice and clear. There are a number of patches of crazing across the piece, which is particularly notable on the back, which also has areas of discoloration. On the edge there is a small chip which has possibly had a minor repair attempted. There is also an age crack to the crimped pattern on the front, as is common with these plates. However, this doesn’t penetrate and is still perfectly usable.

UK delivery £5.50 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.




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