Ceramic white lid with black under-glaze transfer, for Blanchflower’s Yarmouth Bloater Paste, showing a herring trawler.
Two clay tobacco pipes, possibly made by a Yarmouth pipemaker. One is decorated with fish scales going into a wicker basket. The other depicts fish or ripples swimming into a wicker basket (less crisply moulded). Designs of this sort may relate to the Yarmouth herring...
Victorian lids for Burgess’s Anchovy Paste (note the Victorian crown). A large number of twentieth-century lids for this product were also found, but all had broken up on account of freeze-thaw action, signifying a poorer quality of pottery. This is likely to...
Clear glass jar, embossed ‘Yallop & Co Ltd, Yarmouth’, for bloater paste. Discarded after the death of Mary Everett in 1908. The use of glass jars for meat and fish pastes gradually became the norm from the 1910s onward.
Four heavy ceramic pots with screw-on lids, transfer-printed in black, ‘Blanchflower & Sons, Home Made (etc)’ with gap for label specifying product. For bloater paste or potted meat.
Pot lid for Burgess’s Genuine Anchovy Paste, made at 107 Strand and suitable for spreading on toast and biscuits. It sold in vast quantities. The lid displays iron staining where a ferrous metal item has rusted next to it in the ground.
Fragments of polychrome transfer-printed pot lids, used for luxury meat and fish pastes. They mostly date to the period 1850-80 and preceded the black and white lids with company names. Found with Victorian rubbish at Leigh (left) and Hadleigh (right).
Plain white ceramic jars for meat or fish paste, or possibly for glue.
Moulded glass jar for meat or fish paste, bearing the registration number 612272 (for late 1912). Two were found in this deposit. Clear glass made with manganese oxide.