Rare Victorian White Ironstone Miniature James Keiller Dundee Marmalade Advertising Pot

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This is a very rare “midi” sized 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 midi sized marmalade pot. Not the tinest available, these midi pots stand at 7.3cm tall and are actually very scarce.

The second picture shows the pot standing next to one of the largest James Keiller crocks available, a large 3 pound chubby style.

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 is nonetheless an exceptionally clean example with a very clear black transfer print. This is rare for items which are dug up. There is however a hairline on the right hand side of the pot and some nibbles to the rim of the base. These aren’t visible from the front and the pot is still very sturdy.

Height, 7.3cm; Width, 5cm

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