Aqua glass bottle/ phial for ‘Mrs Winslow’s Soothing Syrup, Curtis and Perkins Proprietors’. By the late 1870s, soothing preparations for infants were already notorious for the harm they could cause. Many contained opiates/ morphine. They helped...
S. Maw, son and Thompson’s baby’s feeding bottle (minus the bung and rubber teat).
Ceramic statuette with some under-glaze colour (blue), and other colours painted on. The figure is of a shepherdess, with crook, resting against a ruin or possibly a large tree. She is in 18th- or early 19th-century costume.
Clear glass baby’s feeding bottle, with internal screw-thread for stopper. Embossed ‘S. Maw Son & Thompson’ (a national retail chemist), with their trade mark. Gradations for ‘Table-Spoons’ on the rear. The shape fits easily into the...
Painted ceramic deer statuette, possibly a child’s toy. Damaged.
Ceramic glazed elephant ornament, with figure (broken) sitting on top, ‘side-saddle’.
Ceramic doll’s leg, with coloured shoe and stocking band. The tip of the foot is broken off. These legs (and arms) were sown onto the doll’s cloth body, which no longer survives.
Ceramic German-import doll’s head with painted features. The teeth remain. The (glass) eyes and hair are gone.
Child’s alphabet mug, missing its handle. The rhyme says ‘D was fat Dick, who did nothing but eat, he would leave book and play for a nice bit of meat’. The scene shows Dick eating at a table indoors while children play outside in the background....
Mid-Victorian statuette of man in chair, crudely painted and made in the Staffordshire potteries – possibly a fairing. There are signs that the head (missing) had, in the past, been cemented back on.
Solitaire marble, battered exterior, with pink, white and red twirling strands inside.
White ceramic cup displaying a red transfer-printed image of ‘The Pier & Beach, Lowestoft’. The handle is missing. Underneath, it is stamped ‘Made in Germany’.
White glass moulded bottle in the shape of the Eiffel tower. A star of David is embossed on the base, containing an illegible two-digit numeral ending in 6. Bottles of this sort may have been sold containing liquor, fruit juices, or coloured sands as a souvenir....
Small ceramic meditating Buddha statuette with the base broken off. Possibly of foreign manufacture.
A large and a small cowrie shell. They may have been sold as souvenirs in shops on the seafront.
Treacle-glazed ceramic chicken whistle, made in a two-piece mould. There is a circular hole moulded in the chicken’s back, The tail is missing but would have had a hole to blow into.
Toy terra cotta whistle, moulded as a girl in continental European dress (missing her head and left arm). This view shows the air vent in the underside.
Toy terra cotta whistle, moulded in the form of a girl in continental European dress. Her head and left arm are missing.
Head of a female statuette, wearing a cap of the sort popular in the 1900s and 1910s. Decorated with green under-glaze wash on the cap.