A collectable stoneware dairy cream pot with blue top, in the largest of the three sizes used for Buttercup cream. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is an original, stoneware cream pot with blue top, from early 20th century Britain. It is the largest of the three sizes used for Buttercup cream.
This always a popular dairy, probably due to the strong blue and the picture of a cow on the front. The body is slightly more straight sided than other examples we have and the glaze is smoother with a finish that is more satin than full gloss.
These sorts of jars and pots were the standard way of retailing products and they were produced in large numbers. Each dairy would distinguish their brand by using different shapes, colours and graphics.
As these were mass-produced, they were roughly made and usually ended up being thrown away. This is one of the cleanest examples we've seen and is probably a later example.
What condition is it in?
- In very good condition
- The body is undamaged and there are no cracks, hairlines or chips
- There is no crazing or staining
- There is a slightly raised patch of either clay or glaze around the back
- The glaze is smooth with only a few small bits of sand or grit creating high points
- The blue band evenly coloured and fairly straight
- The picture and larger lettering are clear
- The smaller lettering is legible
- There is a finger smudge on the top of the cow's head and a trace of blue above the first T in Buttercup
What are the measurements?
- 12cm high (4.75 inches)
- 7cm at the widest (2.75 inches)
- 390 grams
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