Miniature Antique Victorian English Advertising Pot – Beach & Barnicott Poor Man’s Friend Ointment
This is a listing for a small Victorian white ironstone English advertising pot for Poor Man’s Friend ointment.
Dating from around 1900, this antique pot has wonderful blue transfer print text on both sides. The front has the name of the product and it’s price, and the text on the back reads: “Prepared only by Beach & Barnicott Successors to the Late Dr Roberts, Bridport.
The ointment was intended to relieve skin conditions and itchy rashes, and was a forerunner to products which can be found in the shops in modern times.
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 good condition, with no cracks. The text is very clear and visible, but the whole piece has a weathered and chippy look to it, with darker patches of staining and a small chip near the base.
Height, 3.8cm; Width, 4.5cm
UK delivery included; international delivery £20 maximum depending on location.