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Vintage James Keiller Marmalade Pot
Vintage James Keiller Marmalade Pot

Vintage James Keiller Marmalade Pot


James Keiller and Sons Marmalade is believed to have been the first commercial brand of marmalade in Great Britain. 

In the eighteenth century, James Keiller took a gamble and bought a consignment of cargo from a Spanish ship, which had foundered in a raging storm. The cargo included Seville oranges and the bargain gave Keiller's wife, Janet, an idea. She boiled the bitter oranges with sugar and manufactured a large quantity of marmalade. 

This Keiller marmalade pot is unique as it is not cream like other Keiller pots. Its beautiful dark grey colour comes from the fact it was buried the ground for many years and has taken on the colour of the soil. It dates from around 1900-1910 and has the Maling Newcastle pottery mark on its base. 

This versatile little pot has endless uses, from storing wooden spoons and cooking utensils, pens and pencils on your home office desk, paintbrushes in your art studio or is the perfect vintage vase for flowers.

It measures 9.6 cm high and is in good condition (no chips, cracks or repairs). 

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Beautiful find!