Antique Victorian White Ironstone English Advertising Pot Lid – Burgess’s Anchovy Paste
A lovely Victorian advertising white ironstone pot lid with a timeworn patina and charm.
This advertising pot lid dated from the late Victorian period, the late 1800s/early 1900s. At the time food products were commonly sold in ceramic containers and were considered throwaway items. As such, many examples are now dug from old Victorian dumps.
This pot lid advertised Burgess’s Anchovy Paste. Antique advertising on pots like these was always very elaborate. The central coat of arms is very prominent, and the company’s addresses are advertised as well as the product itself. The black typography on this piece is still very clear. It reads:
“BURGESS’S GENUINE ANCHOVY PASTE FOR TOAST BISCUIT & C.”
Recovered from an old dump, this antique pot lid does bear the scars of its time underground. Most notable, there are some chips to the base rim and the glaze has discoloured and crazed, with some light crazing. However, this adds a lovely timeworn charm to the piece.
Pot lids like these are great starter pieces for a kitchenalia or antique advertising collection.
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