Rare Large Sized Two Pound Collared James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot
A rare example of a late Victorian two pound chunky collared version of the James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Pot or Crock.
These white ironstone James Keiller marmalade pots were all handmade by Maling of Newcastle in the late Victorian period. The company produced their marmalade pots in a variety of sizes, and this is a rarer example of a large two pound pot, with a rounded collar at the top of the jar.
This pot features a large black transfer print advertising James Keiller’s Dundee Marmalade, which has won numerous awards at international exhibitions.
As most jars were discarded with common waste at the time, they often have discolouration, cracks and chips. However, this adds to their charm as highly decorative pieces.
Although this piece comes from the dig of an old Victorian dump, it is actually overall a very clean white colour still (albeit with a patch of staining over the transfer) with a nice clear black transfer print. There is light crazing all over.
However, the pot has suffered some obvious knocks, with three notable hairline cracks running down the pot on the sides and at the back. There is also a smaller hairline at the front above the transfer.
These cracks are not stable so therefore I wouldn’t recommend use of it for storage purposes. Nonetheless, it is still excellent for display purposes. These flaws also give the Dundee a much sought after and genuine chippy finish. The price also reflects its knocked appearance, with those in much better condition fetching far higher prices.
Height, 14cm; Width, 10.5cm at base, 8cm at top rim
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