very early James Keiller Marmalade pot and is a very scarce pot. The pot has only the 1862 exhibition date so made between 1862 and 1873. Standard oak leaf wreath with early type wording. The delicate shaping of the lettering, wreath and printing suggestive of careful craftsmanship of early years production The pot is not the normal Maling pottery production item this pot is made from terracotta and unmarked it also lacks any batch letter to the bottom of the wreath. The pot was probably made on Guernsey where Keiller had a factory between 1857 to 1873, to avoid the sugar tax
The glaze is a dark cream to pale yellow and looks stunning and has a super grazed tattered finish. The jar was recovered from a Victorian forge site dating from the 1860s in Elstree Herts.
Height 3 3/4 inches
Diameter 3.5 inches
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