Vintage Ceramic Marmalade Jar

Vintage Ceramic Marmalade Jar


Here is a really neat vintage ceramic marmalade jar.
Packaged for Nestle Canada in Great Britain.
It is in used condition.
The jar is in great condition, only one crack but not major and features crackle in the glaze.
It is 4 1/2" tall and 3" across at the lip.
In the 1760s, James Keiller ran a confectionery shop in Dundee, Scotland selling, among other things, his mother Janet's homemade marmalade. It is said that, although marmalade pre-dates her, Janet Keiller was the first to add peel to marmalade as it was thought to aid digestion. Keiller's was also a thinner version so that it would spread nicely on bread.
Keiller married and he and his wife Margaret continued running the business. When son, James Junior, joined the business in 1828, the company name was changed to James Keiller and Son. James Sr. died in 1839. The business flourished under James Jr's leadership, opening factories in Guernsey (1859) and London (1888) and, by the end of the 19th century, were shipping their marmalade to far off countries including Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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