Rare Antique Victorian Miniature White Ironstone James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot
This is a rare miniature James Keiller Dundee marmalade antique advertising pot, dating from the late Victorian period at the end of the 1800s.
These ironstone James Keiller marmalade pots were all handmade by Maling of Newcastle in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Famed for its popular brand of marmalade, the James Keiller company produced their marmalade pots in a variety of sizes, and these are the more scarce examples of the miniature sized marmalade pot. Also known as a ‘Train Size’, as they were often used by passengers in restaurants when travelling. Pots of these size are getting harder to source, especially in excellent condition like this.
This pot features exactly the same black transfer print advertising James Keiller’s Dundee Marmalade, which has won numerous awards at international exhibitions, only in miniature format.
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 doesn’t have any cracks or chips, save for some minor nibbles around the base rim. The black transfer print logo is still very clear and legible. There is some light crazing all over, some of which has stained. However, considering the history, these are only minor flaws and overall it is a very good example.
Height, 5.5cm; Width, 4cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £23 maximum depending on location.