Rare Miniature White Ironstone Victorian English Advertising Pot For Frank Cooper Marmalade
A rare example of the miniature version of the Frank Cooper Oxford Seville Marmalade Pot or Crock.
These ironstone Frank Cooper 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 these are the more scarce examples of the miniature marmalade crock.
This is a particulary nice and more scarce example, carrying the Royal Crest in black transfer print above the Frank Cooper company advertising print. Due to their size, this Crest often didn’t feature on these miniature versions of the advertising pots. The Maling of Newcastle makers’ mark is also impressed onto the base.
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 is quite a clean white ironstone example. Unsurprisingly, there are some minor imperfections. Most notably, there is a hairline on the rear of the piece. It has also suffered some knocks, with some surface cracks on the front and base which have discolored with age. There is also some light crazing and spots of discoloration. However, these aged features add to its. It’s still a lovely item for display amongst a white ironstone or English advertising pot collection.
Height, 7.3cm; Width, 6.5cm
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