Antique Victorian Slim One Pound White Ironstone Advertising Pot for James Keiller Dundee Marmalade
Two great examples of antique Victorian James Keiller Dundee marmalade pots, dating from the late 1800s/early 1900s. Please note that this listing is for ONE pot, and a choice of two are available.
These Dundee marmalade crocks were produced in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes for the popular Scottish brand, James Keiller. They were produced by Maling of Newcastle at the end of the nineteenth Century and beginning of the twentieth Century. Intended as throwaway items and were often discarded with rubbish.
These one pound slim versions of the James Keiller were most commonly available, and they are popular amongst collectors today as great starter pieces. 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 holders.
These examples have come from an old Victorian dump, and have therefore both developed a lovely timeworn patina with crazing which has stained in some places, most notably on the front of the right hand pot. They each have a hairline in roughly the same place at the back of the pot. But both pots are still very stable, and this isn’t uncommon with pots that have been underground for over 100 years. The transfer print logos on the front are both very clear still, and they have an overall clean look to them.
Height, 11.5cm; Width, 8cm
UK delivery included, international postage a maximum of £17.00 depending on location.