A stoneware dairy cream pot with navy blue top, from early 20th century Britain. Second-hand.
What's for sale?
This is a small stoneware pot for selling cream. In Britain, similar pots were produced in large numbers for dairies until the 1930s. A variety of shapes and sizes were used and they would usually be uniquely branded for each dairy.
This is the smallest of the three sizes used for Buttercup Cream. Buttercup is a collectable pot because of the rich blue on the top and for the graphics of a milkmaid and cow.
Cream pots were meant to be used and thrown away and were crudely made. Most will have faults to some degree, including pitting, rough patches and smudged colours. And many of those around today will have been dug up from old refuse tips.
What condition is it in?
- In good condition
- The body is undamaged
- There are two patches where the blue glaze hasn't taken
- The lettering and graphics are clear and bright
What are the measurements?
- 8cm high (3 inches)
- 5cm in diameter (2 inches)
- 127 grams
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