Ceramic white lid with black under-glaze transfer, for Blanchflower’s Yarmouth Bloater Paste, showing a herring trawler.
White ceramic pot for potted meat, left. Ribbed ceramic jar for jam or marmalade, right.
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.
Clear glass, wide mouthed bottle, use unknown – possibly for fish paste? (Another, different in shape but similar in proportions, is embossed ‘Yallop & Co, Yarmouth’ – the makers of bloater paste.) Four of these unidentified bottles were...
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.
Part of a lid for a large pot of [BLOA]TER [PASTE], with a thistle design below, showing a word ending in T followed by the word LUNC[HEON]. Variations of this pot lid have been found for ‘POTTED BEEF’ and ‘ANCHOVY PASTE’. The contents is...
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.