Pot lid for Breidenbach’s cherry paste (toothpaste), for the teeth and gums. Breidenbach & Co describe themselves as Perfumers and Distillers of Wood Violet to Her Majesty the Queen. Their address is given as Bond St, London. The pot lid was excavated in two...
Large size, 1 shilling, Wood’s Areca Nut toothpaste pot lid. The smaller size, 6d (sixpence) is more common.
Ceramic white lid with black under-glaze transfer, for Blanchflower’s Yarmouth Bloater Paste, showing a herring trawler.
Army and Navy Cold Cream pot lids and bases, with a (Victorian) Burgess’s Anchovy pot lid and base bottom left.
Lids for John Gosnell’s Cherry Toothpaste, picturing the young Queen Victoria. Cherry toothpaste was flavoured with areca nut and dyed pink. Discarded from Kirton Rectory. 1900s.
Otto of Rose Cold Cream pot lid, sold by J. M. Davis & Sons, at The International Pharmacy, with addresses in London. The product ‘will keep good in any climate for years’. The lid has been in a destructor (without excessive damage) and has suffered...
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.