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!