Victorian English Advertising Pot – Horner’s Devonshire Clotted Cream with Pink Transfer Print
A delightful Victorian white ironstone clotted cream pot, advertising Horner’s Devonshire Clotted Cream.
In a weathered and crazed condition, these antique advertising pots with their pink transfer prints are amongst my favourite.
Dating from the late 1800s, these pots were used to sell fresh clotted cream. The style of these advertising pots epitomises the Victorian era, with a lavish use of different, individually beautiful, fonts for each line of writing.
The passage on the back, extolling the virtues of clotted cream, is equally delightful:
“For use with Tarts, Stewed Fruits & c. it is unrivalled, and to Coffee, Cocoa and Chocolate, it gives a richness and flavour unapproachable. Children and persons requiring a nutritive diet are by its free use greatly benefitted, while as a rival to Cod Liver Oil, and in cases of debility and consumption, it is highly commended and prescribed by the Medical Profession.”
This pot was sourced from a Victorian dump and therefore has a weathered patina. There is stained crazing all over, however this gives the overall piece a unique finish. There is also a hairline at the top rim, however it is stable and is covered by the crazing. There are no major chips.
Height, 12cm; Width, 6.5cm
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