Blancmange mould with a recipe

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Blancmange mould with a recipe

This earthenware blancmange mould was an early form of advertising, promoting the company Brown & Polson. Blancmange was a type of milk pudding.

The mould bears the words 'CORN FLOUR BLANC-MANGE / BROWN & POLSON'S' and twelve lines of a recipe and serving instructions.

As the 19th century went on, with more and more products and services available, manufacturers and shopkeepers competed with each other in their attempts to appeal to the customer. Advertising grew as a way of informing the public of what was available.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-260-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 233 A
Date: 19th century
Material: White glazed earthenware. Inscription: CORNFLOUR BLANC-MANGE. / BROWN & POLSON'S / 2 1/2 oz (5 tablespoons filled level) cornflour "patent" quality / 2 pints (3 breakfast cups full) good sweet milk / Mix cornflour well with a littl
Dimensions: 120 mm H x 170 mm L x 132 mm W
What: Mould, blancmange
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Who: Brown and Polsons (Printed on the mould)
Description: White glazed earthenware blancmange mould, with an oval base from which sides curve out to a plain rim, with printing on the outside including twelve lines of a recipe and serving instructions
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