The largest of the three available sizes, a stoneware cream jar from early 20th century Britain. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is an original, stoneware dairy cream pot with blue top, in the largest of the three available sizes used by Buttercup cream.
Pots and jars like these were the standard means for retailing products and were produced in large numbers. Like today, each dairy would try and distinguish their brand by different shapes, colours and graphics.
It's always a popular dairy, due to the shades of blue used for the top and in the picture of milkmaid and cow. On rarer examples, the graphics depict a full cow, rather than the head and shoulders found here.
They were mass-produced, roughly made and usually ended up in rubbish tips. Most will have firing faults, rough patches, imperfect lettering and some may have damage from being thrown away. This example is very good and has probably been kept since new.
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- The body is undamaged and there are no cracks, hairlines of chips
- The top is evenly applied
- The graphics and lettering are clear and only a little faded, notably on the first U of Buttercup and the R of Cream
- The small text is legible
- There is no crazing or bad staining
- There are about six bumps under the glaze in various places
What are the measurements?
- 12cm high (4.75 inches)
- 7.5cm in diameter (3 inches)
- 382 grams
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