Antique Early 20th Century Medium Sized Virol Stoneware Jar with Hand & Bone Trademark
An excellent example of the medium-sized early stoneware pots produced for Virol bone marrow preparation treatment.
This antique jar is a lovely example of late Victorian or early twentieth Century advertising and packaging, with the branding applied via black transfer print. The transfer remains exceptionally clear. This is an early version of the pot, as it features the older bone in hand trademark for Virol.
The transfer print reads:
“VIROL. A PREPARATION OF BONE MARROW. AN IDEAL FAT FOOD FOR CHILDREN AND INVALIDS.”
The jar is in excellent used condition. There are no cracks. The only defects appear to be specs in the glaze which would have happened at the time of production, and is common in stoneware. There are two minor chips in the base rim and also a small ridge in the neck (though this isn’t a hairline, as this is not through both sides of the pot).
Height, 14cm; Width, 9cm.
UK delivery £4.00 via Royal Mail, please ask for an international quote.