Rare Shaped Edwardian Brown & Polson Blancmange Mould with a Tea Stained Patina
This is a wonderful tea stained antique turn of the century white ironstone jelly, jello or blancmange mould in the rarer shape.
Brown & Polson’s were the first company to manufacture corn flour in Britain in the mid 1800s. And they were quick to realise the benefits of advertising their products in items used regularly in kitchens across the country. They would often print recipes on to common pieces of kitchenalia, illustrating how their products could be used as an ingredient, advertising their range of products at the same time.
This mould is for their Corn Flour Blanc-Mange. It features the recipe in black transfer print on one side of the mould. These pieces really stand out proudly on display in a modern kitchen, and they are still very durable for use as a jelly or jello mould today too. This Edwardian mould is also a little rarer than most due to its shape; the more common moulds are rounder in shape.
The mould has a fabulous rich tea stained colour and patina to it, with crazing and rich, dark tones showing its age. It is still perfectly usable and moulds that have this colour to them also look fabulous on display as part of an ironstone or kitchenalia collection.
It is in fair condition for its age. It has obviously weathered and has an antiqued aged colour to it. It has suffered a couple of knocks, where there are some surface cracks, most notably on and around the edge of the base as well as at the top of the black transfer print. Some of the writing is also smudged, which would have occurred at the time of production.
Width, 19cm; Depth, 14.5cm; Height, 11.5cm
UK delivery £6.50 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.