• Image of 'Keen as Mustard.'
  • Image of 'Keen as Mustard.'

In 1814 a former flour miller, Jeremiah Colman, took over a mustard manufacturing business at a water mill based on the river Tas, Norwich. By 1866, Jeremiah was appointed mustard maker to Queen Victoria and Colman's was granted the Royal Seal, which can still be seen on all Colman's products and is known to still be used by Her Majesty’s household today.

In 1903, Colman's bought rival mustard manufacturer Keen & Son, making Colman's a household name and spawning the saying, 'keen as mustard', which is known to be one of the oldest and most successful existing British food brands. The idiom 'Keen as Mustard' is a play on the double meaning of keen, in regards being both enthusiastic and biting.

Dimensions: H60cm x W27cm x D23cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage Colman's Mustard Tin,
Vintage Copper Posser,
Vintage Glazene Tilex Tin,
Vintage Bun Tin,
Vintage Funnel,
4x 15W Coloured Bayonet Cap Golf Ball Lamps,
Old English Antique Brass Bayonet Cap Lamp holders,
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Junction Box,
Tough Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Wooden Dowel,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

Please be advised:

Though these assemblage sculptures contain vintage doll components that may have once been played with by children, this piece is not a toy to be played with.

As with all bulbs, they get hot! I use low 15 wattage bulbs on each piece but the bulbs still shed heat, so be advised to display your piece in a suitable location.

Overseas Enquiries:

For an overseas shipping quote please contact me by email

Also note - as these sculptures operate on UK voltage (220-240 V 50 Hz) you will need a voltage converter to use them overseas.

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