Rare Victorian Miniature James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot

1930s antique Meredith Drew glass shop counter advertising display jar

A very rare example of a tiny miniature version of the James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Pot or Crock, which is shown contrasted against a 2lb collared version.

These 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 mini marmalade pot.

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. Standing at only 5.5cm tall, it is an exceptionally sweet and cute version.

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 has rust stains on the top rim and has greyed in colour. There are no cracks but there is a small knock to the rim. There is also dark crazing to the inside of the pot.

These aged features add to the character of this item, which would make a unique talking point amongst a white ironstone or English advertising pot collection.

Height, 5.5cm; Width, 4cm

UK nationwide delivery included; international postage £11.00.




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