Antique White Ironstone English Advertising Pot for Holloway’s Ointment

antique edwardian white ironstone english advertising pot holloways ointment pharmacy

This is a listing for a small late Victorian/Edwardian white ironstone English miniature advertising pot for Holloway’s ointment.

Dating from around the end of the 19th/start of the 20th Century, this antique advertising pot is a lovely example of a Holloway’s ointment pot.

This chemists pot is a fantastic example of antique advertising, packed with lots of detail and imagery. The trademark Greek goddess Hygeia sits centre stage, and each side of her are instructions about the ailments the ointment can help to heal, including cuts, wounds, burns, boils and, rather oddly, bad legs. Back then, bold and wild medicinal claims were commonly used in advertising.

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 good overall excellent condition, with no cracks or chips. The text and imagery is also very clear and visible. There is some crazing and light staining to the pot, which has darkened its overall appearance somewhat. However, overal it’s a great example. and overall the piece is quit.

Height, 3.6cm; Width, 4.8cm

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




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