Rare Antique Victorian Large White Ironstone James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot – Three Pound Size
A nice chippy and weathered example of the rare extra large three pound antique advertising pot for James Keiller Dundee Marmalade, with a fabulous worn patina.
These 3 pound versions of the James Keiller Dundee Marmalade advertising crocks are increasingly hard to find, and are highly desired amongst collectors. That’s because they look great and are a fantastic large size which makes them perfect for use around the home, as well as on display. They are very useful as kitchen storage jars and look beautiful used as vases.
These pots were produced by Maling of Newcastle at the end of the nineteenth Century and early part of the twentieth Century. They were intended to be throwaway items and were often discarded with rubbish.
This example has come from an old Victorian dump, and therefore has suffered some damage in the form of two hairline cracks on the each side of the pot. One of these extends half way down the pot, and the other about a third of the way. They are reasonably significant but the pot is still stable and is still a wonderful decorative piece. There is also light coffee coloured crazing all over the pot which has stained in places, the most notable being inside the pot. The transfer remains very clear and visible.
Overall, though, this pot is a lovely example with the perfect patina for those who like an aged and weathered look in their collectable ironstone pieces.
Height, 14cm; Diameter, 11.8cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £33 maximum depending on location.