Rare Victorian English Advertising Pot – John Moir Early Two Pound Collared Marmalade Pot with King Alfonso Patent
A great example of a very rarely found two pound sized version of a Victorian John Moir marmalade advertising pot.
Antique John Moir marmalade advertising pots are difficult to source, especially in the large and early two pound collared version like this example, which dates from the 1870s. It carries the patent for the use of Seville oranges from King Alfonso XII, who was King of Spain at the time.
These two pound chubby marmalade pots are a great size for use around the home. They look great on display, but also are a fantastic size to serve a multitude of purposes around the home, for example to hold cutlery in, for use as a vase and even as toothbrush or paintbrush holders.
Considered throwaway items at the time, they are now mainly sourced from digging up old Victorian tips. And they often carry the scars of their life underground.
This advertising pot has suffered some knocks, and has nibbles to the base and top rim, and is a little discoloured in places. There is a stable hairline at the top, and a chip to the base. However, these old pots are of sturdy construction so it is still a great piece to use in the home for decorative purposes.
Notably, the transfer print advertising logo for John Moir is still nice and
Height, 14cm; Width, 10cm
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