Antique Original Brown & Polson's Shortbread Ironstone Mould Black Advertising Transferware Paisley Flour Plate
Brand Royal Doulton
Here's an antique (circa 1895) shortbread mould advertising Brown & Polson's Paisley Flour.
Brown & Polson is one of the oldest surviving grocery brands in Britain.
John Polson (1800 – 1843), William Polson (1810 – 1893) and John Brown (1806 -1889) merged their starch manufacturing interests in 1842 to form Brown & Polson with a factory at Thrushcraigs, Paisley.
Brown & Polson had been appointed starch manufacturer to Queen Victoria by 1853.
This is a weighty ironstone mould with crimped edges and reads as follows:
BROWN & POLSON'S Raising Powder Makes Shortbread Crisp and short And more easy of digestion. "Paisley Flour" Trade Mark
Measures: 7 3/8" x 3/4"
Condition: No chips or cracks just some overall rough spots tiny fleabites and wear as it is very old!