Rare Antique Victorian Miniature Train Sized Example – James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot

antique victorian rare miniature train size james keiller dundee marmalade advertising pot

This is a rare miniature James Keiller Dundee marmalade antique advertising pot, dating from the late Victorian period at the end of the 1800s.

These ironstone James Keiller marmalade pots were all handmade by Maling of Newcastle in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Famed for its popular brand of marmalade, the James Keiller company produced their marmalade pots in a variety of sizes, and these are the more scarce examples of the miniature sized marmalade pot. Also known as a ‘Train Size’, as they were often used by passengers in restaurants when travelling. Pots of these size are getting harder to source, especially in excellent condition like this.

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.

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 doesn’t have any cracks, and just has two small flake chips to the base rim. While there is a small amount of blurring, the black transfer print logo is still clear and legible. There is some light crazing all over, much of which has stained a rusty golden colour, creating a unique patina. Consider its history, these are only minor flaws and overall it is a very good example.

Height, 5cm; Width, 3.5cm

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