Rarer Antique Victorian English Advertising Pots – Springfield Potted Meats by Horrocks & Watson, Southport

rare antique victorian white ironstone english advertising pot springfield horrocks watson southport

This is a listing for ONE rare and lovely late Victorian antique white ironstone potted meat packaging pot for Horrocks & Watson, who were based in Southport England, dating from around 1900. A total of two are available to choose from.

These are great – and rarely found – examples of the Springfield antique advertising white ironstone pots for potted meat. The pots feature black transfer print advertising text, which says:

“SPRINGFIELD HOME POTTED MEATS. Prepared by HORROCKS & WATSON SOUTHPORT”

For what is a rather humble item, it’s lovely to see the use of different sizes and depth of fonts and the framing and detail on this pot. Each side is also flanked by advertising for their lemon cheese and extract of meat tomato sauce!

Considered a throwaway item at the time they were produced, these English advertising pots were salvaged from an old Victorian dump. They both therefore have differing levels of wear.

The left hand pot has a more faded transfer print, although it is still readable and recognisable. There is stained crazing all over but no cracks. But there is a chip to the top rim of the pot at the back, as well as one on the underside base rim.

The right hand pot is in better condition overall, with no chips or cracks. Some of the transfer print has faded, but it is an overall deeper shade. There is crazing and light staining all over, plus a few rust marks.

Left Pot
Width, 8.5cm; Height, 4cm

Right Pot
Width, 9cm; Height, 4cm

UK delivery included; international delivery £20 maximum depending on location.

 

 

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