Rare Victorian One Pound Chubby James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot Dating From the 1860s
A very rustic, weathered and chippy example of a very old James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Pot, dating from the 1860s.
This is a very rare and scarce example of a chubby one pound version of the Dundee Marmalade advertising crocks, proudly displaying its award winning prize for the 1862 exhibition, rather than those held in the 1870s. This dates the pot to the mid 1860s.
This advertising pot is typical of its time, with ornate and different typography used on the different elements of the front logo, framed by a lovely patterned wreath.
These pots were produced by Maling of Newcastle. They were intended to be throwaway items and were often discarded with rubbish. This pot, sourced from a Victorian dump, was indeed thrown away and certainly bears some of the scars from this.
It is in a very rustic and chippy condition. There are three chips to the base, which have discolored over time, one of which has caused a surface crack to the outside. There is also a significant chip to the tip rim, which has caused a hairline through the front of the pot. The pot has also discolored from its time underground, most notably where the chips have occurred, allowing dirt to penetrate the ceramic.
In spite of these issues, it is a sturdy pot which will still look amazing in a collection. It will also look great on display for those wanting to achieve a chippy, weathered and rustic look in their home.
Height, 9.5cm; Width, 9cm
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