Rare Antique Scottish White Ironstone Advertising Pot – Nithsdale Dairy Thick Cream, Edinburgh
A rare example of a Scottish advertising pot for Nithsdale Dairy Thick Cream, which was based in Edinburgh.
Dating from the latter part of the 19th Century, this is a nice example of a white ironstone advertising pot. Used to package the cream produced by the local dairy, these types of pots were considered throwaway items and were often discarded with other household rubbish.
This pot is a scarce example. With nice clear green transfer print, the Nithsdale Dairy logo is still clearly visible, with “Thick Cream” featuring inside a decorative border and the dairy’s location of 119 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, also displayed.
Having been salvaged from an old Victorian dump, this antique advertising pot does show some signs of its age. However, overall, it is in remarkably good condition.
It is nice and clean and the transfer is still very clear and legible. There are three chips to the top rim, one of which is smaller than the others, plus a faint crack to the glaze which does not penetrate through.
Height, 9.5cm; Width, 6.5cm
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