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Antique Victorian Beach & Barnicott Poor Man's Friend Ointment Pot

Antique Victorian Beach & Barnicott Poor Man's Friend Ointment Pot

Regular price £38.00 GBP
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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 fair condition considering its history, with no chips or crazing and the blue underglazed transfer print still very clear. However, there is a crack on one side of the pot. This is stable, though, and the pot itself is sturdy. racks. There are also some age marks to the top and inside of the pot.

Height, 3.4cm
Width, 4.5cm
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