Pepper pot

Pepper pot

Intact white ceramic pepper pot (or sugar or salt sprinkler), with a hole in the bottom for a cork. Of the fourteen holes, only three are open. The others are blocked, having been improperly punched. This would make the pot frustratingly difficult to use, and the...
Beef Extract Pot

Beef Extract Pot

‘Extractum Carnis “Liebig” – One Pound of this Extract contains thirty Pounds of Beef without fat Bone or tendon. To add to boiling water. C. Van Abbot, original importer, Cavendish Square, London, 2 ounces’. A small white ceramic pot...
Nature’s Herbal Ointment pot

Nature’s Herbal Ointment pot

Pot for ‘Nature’s Herbal Ointment’, dug from an ash dump of the 1870s near Leicester. This is the smaller size. At least one example of the larger size was excavated from the same dump.
Batty’s Nabob Pickle Jar

Batty’s Nabob Pickle Jar

Batty’s Nabob Pickle (showing a nabob, seated, consuming pickle from a bottle): ‘only genuine when secured with Bett’s capsule’ (referring to a patent closure device). Late VIctorian. Provenance uncertain (Yorkshire).
Pot Base

Pot Base

Ceramic pot base for cold cream, toothpaste or similar. When found, it contained a wooden cotton reel, which appears to have been thrown away inside it. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Cold Cream Pot Lid

Cold Cream Pot Lid

Pot lid for cold cream with a generic Gothic design. These lids were cheaper for the vendor to order than lids with a name, address and brand printed on them.
Cream Pot

Cream Pot

Plain brown cream pot, brown glaze on the outside, yellowish-cream glaze on the inside, no stamp.
Jam and Marmalade Jars

Jam and Marmalade Jars

Jars for Keiller’s Dundee Marmalade and John Moir’s Red Currant Jam. Found amid unscavenged domestic waste, 1890s.
Cream Pot

Cream Pot

Base of a cylindrical cream pot from an unidentified dairy in Hastings. Above ‘Hastings’ is the word ‘Ro???’ Can anyone identify the dairy? Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s at the King’s Lynn ash yard, this had travelled...
Marmalade Jar, Re-used for Paint

Marmalade Jar, Re-used for Paint

Large Keiller’s Dundee Marmalade jar made by Maling of Newcastle. The jar was already old, worn and much re-used before it was finally re-used for oil paint and discarded. Remnants of the paint remain inside. Discarded in 1908 after the death of Mary...
Potted Meat Pots

Potted Meat Pots

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.
Small Jam Pot

Small Jam Pot

Small ceramic jam or marmalade pot, with ribbing, made by Maling of Newcastle. It is still partly covered with barnacles and mud. Discarded in London and dumped on the Essex marshes.
Ointment Pot

Ointment Pot

Plain white ceramic ointment pot. Originally it would have had a label. Discarded in London and dumped in Essex.
Holloway’s Ointment Pot

Holloway’s Ointment Pot

‘Holloway’s Ointment’ pot. ‘For the cure of gout and rheumatism, inveterate ulcers, sore breasts, sore heads, bad legs, etc. Manufactured by the proprietor, 335 Oxford St.’ The pots came in five sizes of which this is the smallest at one...
‘Poor Man’s Friend’ Ointment Pot

‘Poor Man’s Friend’ Ointment Pot

‘Poor Man’s Friend’ ointment pot, small size, priced 1 shilling and 1 and a half pence. Blue transfer on white. Prepared by Beach and Barnicott, successors to Dr Roberts of Bridport. It contained active ingredients effective for the treatment of...
Bloater Paste Pot Lid

Bloater Paste Pot Lid

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...
Clotted Cream Pot

Clotted Cream Pot

Part of a cylindrical white ceramic pot with a purple transfer. The most common sort is printed ‘Pure/ Clotted Cream/ From/ Devonshi[re]/ [D]aily’. (The ‘re’ of Devonshire and most of ‘Daily’ are visible on this fragment.) Others...
Miniature Pot

Miniature Pot

Miniature pot, decorated with red bands, and missing lid. With clay pipe bowl to show scale.
Ointment Pot

Ointment Pot

Heavy white ceramic ointment pot, with indent for string for tying on a lid. Pearl ware. Found in the Thames.
Keiller Dundee Marmalade Pots

Keiller Dundee Marmalade Pots

Left: small pot for Keiller’s Dundee Marmalade, from Marshbrook, discarded 1915-20. Right: sample pot for the same, from Leigh-on-Sea, also discarded 1915-20.
Army and Navy Preserves Pot

Army and Navy Preserves Pot

Generic Army & Navy Co-operative Society preserves pot, for jam, marmalade etc (as specified on the label, which varied depending on the contents).
Clotted Cream Pot

Clotted Cream Pot

Tucker’s Devonshire Clotted Cream pot. Blue transfer on white. 1880s. Discarded c. 1910 in labourers’ rubbish, Kent, having travelled via Devon and London.
Pot Lids

Pot Lids

The undersides of pot lids. Left: an advert for Sulpholine Soap on the underside of a lid for Cracroft’s Areca Nut toothpaste.
Pot Lids

Pot Lids

Left: Pot lid for Cracroft’s Areca Nut Toothpaste. An advert on the underside of the lid promotes ‘Sulpholine Soap’ (Bergh Apton). Right: Pot lid for Atkinson’s Rose Cold Cream, price one shilling. Atkinson also made bear’s grease (London...
Potted Meat Pot

Potted Meat Pot

Potted Meat pot for G. W. Plumtree of Southport, whose factory moved to 13 Railway Street in or after 1895.
Cold Cream Pot Lid

Cold Cream Pot Lid

Pot lid for ‘Price’s Celebrated Cold Cream, for chapped hands and faces’. Found with rubbish from the 1890s at labourers’ cottages in Castle Rising.
Potted Meat Pots

Potted Meat Pots

Pots for the products of Robert Seager of Ipswich. Left: ‘Chicken and Ham’ (red transfer). Right: ‘Fine Potted Ham’ (black transfer). Transported to Castle Rising by rail.
Marmalade Pot

Marmalade Pot

‘Frank Cooper’s “Oxford” Home-Made Seville Marmalade, warranted pure’. Ceramic pot.
Potted Meat Pots

Potted Meat Pots

Potted meat pots. Two fragments retain¬†part of the transfer for Plumtree’s of Southport, one of the most widely distributed brands. At least three different pots are represented here. Pots like this were superseded by moulded glass jars in the 1910s. From the...
Pot

Pot

Pot for jam, marmalade or soup. From the School House, Bergh Apton. Some of these pots have a transfer-printed label, but there is no evidence that this one did. It would have had a paper label instead.
Plain Pot Lid and Base

Plain Pot Lid and Base

Small pot lid with fractured base. The lid would have had a paper label. Pots of this sort were sold by local chemists, containing toothpaste, cold cream, bear’s grease and the like. Larger companies could afford transfer-printed labels, which had the advantage...