Brown & Polson's Blanc-mange White Ironstone Jelly Pudding Advertising Mold

For your consideration is this RARE English Victorian-era advertising, Brown & Polson's fluted Blanc-mange white ironstone pudding mold, c.1880 - 1900. Advertised on the front is the Blanc-mange recipe made with the company's own brand of corn-flour. Made by the British Anchor Pottery Company Ltd. about 1900 John Polson was a famous cornflour manufacturer. Born in Paisley in 1825. John Polson junior was responsible for the breakthrough in discovering how to make maize into a foodstuff by removing its fatty content and creating an edible starch. He patented this edible starch in 1854 and marketed it as "Brown and Polson's Patent Corn Flour". John Polson died in 1900. By then, Brown and Polson's were the largest manufacturer of starch products in the United Kingdom. Additional premises were required at Colinslee and at Barterholm, and later a new works was built at Falside Road, where the company remained until it closed in 1996. "Blancmange" is part of the cake family, (also known as shape) is a sweet desert commonly made with milk or cream and sugar thickened with gelatin, cornstarch or Irish moss, and often flavored with almonds. It is usually set in a mold and served cold. Condition: No damage or restoration, just slight discoloration of the glaze on the interior of the mold. The mold is 7 1/2" long by 5 1/2" wide and 5" tall.

Item ID: 1062ec

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