RARE Millennium Mills Flour Brick Red Transferware Antique Advertising English Ironstone Canister Jar Utensil Holder
Brand Crown Devon
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Fabulous find large advertising canister for the late 19C Millennium Mills of Liverpool England. Super detailed pictorial graphics transfer printed in a rust - reddish color.
It was produced by Crown Ducal for millers W. Vernon and Sons who named their mill after their most successful product: Millennium Flour, a flour product which won "The Miller Challenge Cup" in 1899 at the International Bakers Exhibition.
What a find for your Farmhouse Cottage style kitchen!
Across the front it reads " MILLENNIUM FLOUR. The Championship Prize Again!!! Unprecedented success at the London Exhibition" and then a printed picture of the mill itself. Under that it reads, " Baker and Confectioner" - Challenge Cup, Value 50 Guineas For the Best Collection of Fancy Bread. ----- Championship Silver Challenge Cup, value 60 Guineas, For the Best Loaf in The Exhibition" Manufacturers: W. Vernon & Sons, Liverpool."
These are not only wonderful for storing dry goods but for use as a utensil holder, flower vase, etc. I have several in my collection in brown and black. I've come across this brick red color less than a handful of times, once for the tea and coffee canisters and once for the Easter Biscuits canister (shown in photos and is the same size as this one). This is a fantastic piece.
Measures appx 8.5" tall x about 5" across
Condition: No chips or cracks there is some minor crazing present.
Made by Crown Devon Potteries of England, stamped on bottom of jar.
Please see this blog post to read more about the interesting history of Millennium Mills, its current nickname, and see which famous bands recorded videos at the derelict building and what movie was filmed there!