Green, hexagonal, ‘Not to be Taken’ poison bottle, with rolled up leaflet inside, advertising: ‘The Don/ Tobacco & Cigar Stores/ 183, Middlegate Street,/ Near Back’s Wine Vaults Great Yarmouth/ Cigars of the Finest Brands/ Tobaccos of all...
Two toothbrushes and two grooming brushes. The toothbrushes, made of bone, were manufactured by Yarmouth makers on behalf of Yarmouth chemists. One bears the name of Oliver and Co. The name on the other is now illegible through decay of the bone surface. Oliver and Co...
Base of an ‘Isobath’ patent reservoir inkstand, made by Doulton for the De La Rue company of London, who also designed fountain pens. This is the base of a pedestal foot, rising into a bowl (the bottom of the inkstand), and broken off at that point. The...
Intact, undamaged saucer, showing birds on a nest with eggs, inside a decorative border. Transfer-printed, with hand-painted colour in the central scene.
Under-glaze coloured figurine/ statuette of man in 18th-century costume, holding and pointing to a dove.
Ceramic willow pattern sugar caster. A hole in the base would have taken a cork. The top is damaged – cannot be seen in photo.
Clay pipe bowls, moulded as a tulip (left) and an acorn (right). Note the smaller acorn which forms the part of the bowl called the ‘spur’ or ‘stud’. This was partly decorative and partly for knocking loose the congealed burnt tobacco. Kaolin...
Yarmouth souvenir eggcup. Pink body, white background, bordered in gold. Transfer-printed image of ‘Town Hall & Harbour Gt Yarmouth’. Broken.
Collar stud of bone or early form of plastic
Fragments with sponged, painted and transfer-printed patterns.
Broken fine china plate with luxurious blue transfer-printed design and colouring (after late ‘flow-blue’).
Two-piece, screw-together bone handles from portable shaving brushes, from travellers’ wash-kits. Possibly tourist rubbish cleared out of Yarmouth hotels. The brushes have decomposed or had been removed. The brushes were sent to Rainer Hausgen, in Solingen,...
Bone washer, impressed ‘Cartwright’s patent’. It may have been from the top of a baby’s feeding bottle.
Aqua glass penny ink bottle, with burst-off lip; ribbed on three sides. There are two pen rests on the top. Part of the yellow label survives, preserving in black the word ‘ink’.
Short, squat bottle for glue, retaining original brush and most of label. The label reads ‘LIQUID GLUE’ in a banner, then below, ‘Always ready for use’, and some illegible text below that. At the bottom, it is possible to make out the words...
Fragment of a plate made by T. G. and F. Booth of Church Bank Pottery, Tunstall, Staffordshire, between 1883 and 1891, using one of their patterns called ‘Indian Ornament’
Dinner plate, with transfer-printed pattern in blue.
Plate (showing base stamp), belonging to Walter James Bebee, who by 1891 had taken over the bakery at 135 King St, Great Yarmouth, from his father. The stamp shows that he claimed Edward, Prince of Wales, as a patron. He died in 1917.
Various fragments of tableware with printed patterns or colouring in shades of blue.
Various plate fragments with printed patterns.