Instant Collection Set of two (2) includes those pictured Rare Large and Small sized – Crofton’s Stores – Stone Advertising Pots.
Crofton Stores Newcastle…..The trade directories of the time refer to ‘Crofton’s Stores – Grocery, Italian Warehousemen and Wine and Spirits Merchants’. The term ‘Italian Warehousemen’ isn’t one we use today but in the nineteenth century, it was a common term for a specialist grocery shop that stocked items such as: oils, pickles, fruits and pasta. We’d probably call it a ‘posh deli’!
Crofton’s was by this time a small chain. The first shop in Blackett Street was opened by Zechariah Crofton, a Morpeth man. Crofton died in 1866 but the business he created continued to expand. By 1898, it was owned by Robert Owen Blayney, the son of Arthur Blayney, a Welsh grocer who as early as 1841 had himself employed 9 men.
Perfect patina for old and buried ironstone pots from the 19th century. There is lots of character here. Display beautifully! Pots Pictured are the pots you will receive.
The other items in photos are for display only and to give ideas for displaying in your home.
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Please Note: Most of these antique pots have some level of crazing, may have spots of discoloration, light hairline cracks and minor chips and fleabites that should be considered additions to character and do not detract from its display value. These are expected due to age, use and let’s not forget they were often buried for many decades before being dug up and rescued.
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