Rare Larger Sized Antique Early 20th Century White Ironstone English Advertising Pot – Holloway’s Ointment
This is a listing for a small Edwardian white ironstone English advertising pot for Holloway’s ointment.
Dating from around 1910, this antique advertising pot is the rarer example of the slightly taller Holloway’s ointment pot. Overall, though, it is still very small and looks great displayed with other examples of miniature advertising pots.
This chemists pot is a fantastic example of antique advertising, packed with lots of detail and imagery. The trademark Greek goddess Hygeia sits centre stage, and each side of her are instructions about the ailments the ointment can help to heal, including cuts, wounds, burns, boils and, rather oddly, bad legs.
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 overall fair condition, with no cracks. The text is very clear and visible and overall the piece is quite a clean example. There are however some small chips to the top rim and some minor patches of discolouration.
Height, 4.3cm; Width, 4.8cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £20 maximum depending on location.