Boot cream jar

Boot cream jar

Clear glass jar, with external screw thread, ground on top. Embossed on base ‘Propert’s, London’. Such jars contained boot cream or other creams and polishes. It is an early example of a jar with an external screw thread.
Female Statuette

Female Statuette

Broken statuette or ornament involving a woman or girl leaning over/ into an object, perhaps a large vessel. She wears a pink top, blue sash, white socks, blue shoes and a skirt decorated with flowers in green and red. Her legs are coloured in light flesh tones. The...
Hauthaway’s Gloss Bottle

Hauthaway’s Gloss Bottle

Aqua glass bottle, 12.7 cm tall, embossed on three sides: ‘Hauthaway’s/ Peerless Gloss/ Made in U.S.A’. Hauthaway’s company, established in 1852, manufactured protective coatings for shoes. The bottles come in different colours. Some have the...
Dolls’ Legs

Dolls’ Legs

A variety of dolls’ legs. These were tied, sewn or glued into fabric bodies and covered with the dresses worn by the dolls. Some have stockings and boots. It would have been too complicated for makers of cheap dolls to differentiate between left legs and right...
Hauthaway’s Gloss Bottle

Hauthaway’s Gloss Bottle

Aqua protective varnish bottle, embossed on two side ‘Hauthaway’s / Peerless Gloss’. Cork top. This American company made protective coatings for footwear.
Shoes

Shoes

Labourers’ shoes. Leather with copper alloy¬†eyelets.