Victorian White Ironstone English Advertising Pots – Shallow J Sainsburys Bloater Paste
This is a listing for ONE of the rarer shaped antique Victorian J Sainsbury’s shallow bloater paste pots. A total of six are available to choose from, all with varying degrees of crazing and aged patinas.
These white ironstone English advertising pots were handmade to be sold containing food products in the J Sainsbury’s grocers shops. Sainsbury’s still exists and is now one of the top supermarkets in the UK, although bloater paste has now been rebranded!
The pots all feature the same black transfer print advertising their bloater paste. 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.
These examples were recently recovered from a Victorian dump. In spite of this, they are all in great overall condition, with varying degrees of chippiness and crazing. Unsurprisingly, there are some imperfections, as listed below, but these aged features add to their character, and would make a unique talking point amongst a white ironstone or English advertising pot collection. They also make excellent small serving dishes. I personally use these for olives, butter, cream and jam (the possibilities are endless…)
POT 1: In overall clean condition, there are two chips to the top rim and nibbles to the base. There is crazing all over, which has stained inside the pot.
POT 2: Stained crazing all over this pot, plus some nibbles to the glaze on the top rim. The transfer has faded slightly, although is still very legible.
POT 3: Has a nice clear transfer and stained patination all over, with some patches of staining more notable than others.
POT 4: This pot has stained, but still has a clear transfer. There is a chip to the base and nibbles to the top rim.
POT 5: Overall in nice condition, with stained grey colour all over, with more notable patches of staining in some areas.
POT 6: With mild crazing all over, this has stained grey with some more notable patches of discolouration in places.
Height, 4cm; Width, 6.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £19 maximum depending on location.