Antique Early 20th Century White Ironstone English Advertising Pot – Miniature Holloway’s Ointment
This is a listing for a small late Victorian/Edwardian white ironstone English miniature advertising pot for Holloway’s ointment.
Dating from around the end of the 19th/start of the 20th Century, this antique advertising pot is a lovely example of a Holloway’s ointment pot.
This chemists pot is a fantastic example of antique advertising, packed with lots of detail and imagery. The trademark Greek goddess Hygieia sits centre stage, and each side of her are instructions about the ailments the ointment can help to heal, including ulcers, sore breasts and, rather oddly, bad legs. Back then, bold and wild medicinal claims were commonly used in advertising.
As ointment pots were discarded with common waste at the time, and have been more recently been dug up from Victorian dumping grounds, they often have discoloration and chips. However, this adds to their charm as highly decorative, weathered and chippy pieces.
This pot is in good and solid overall excellent condition. The text and imagery is very clear and visible still. There is some staining to the pot, most notable around the top rim and base. There are also a couple of minor knocks to the top rim, although these don’t detract from the piece in any way. And, overall. However, overall, it’s a great example.
Height, 3.6cm; Width, 4.7cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £20 maximum depending on location.