Antique Victorian White Ironstone English Advertising Pot Lid – Burgess Anchovy Paste
A lovely Victorian advertising white ironstone pot lid with a timeworn patina and charm.
This advertising pot lid dates from the late Victorian period, the late 1800s/early 1900s. At the time food products were commonly sold in ceramic containers and were considered throwaway items. As such, many examples are now dug from old Victorian dumps.
This pot lid advertised Burgess’s Anchovy Paste. Antique advertising on pots like these was always very elaborate. The central coat of arms is very prominent, and the company’s addresses are advertised as well as the product itself. The black typography on this piece is still very clear. It reads:
“BURGESS’S GENUINE ANCHOVY PASTE FOR TOAST BISCUIT & C.”
Recovered from an old dump, this antique pot lid does bear the scars of its time underground. Most notable, there is a chip to the base rim and some nibbles and small patches of staining. However, this adds a lovely timeworn charm to the piece.
Pot lids like these are great starter pieces for a kitchenalia or antique advertising collection.
Width, 8.5cm; Height, 1.8cm
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