Rare Square English Victorian Cherry Fruit Tooth Paste Pot + Lid 1880
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Rare Square English Victorian Cherry Fruit Tooth Paste Pot + Lid 1880:
RARE Square English Victorian CHERRY Fruit Tooth Paste Pot + Lid 1880
Description & Details
Rare Square Genuine Victorian Transfer Printed
?CHERRY TOOTH PASTE
This is a fascinating toothpaste pot, circa 1880. It once contained Toothpaste flavored with Cherry, one of the early varieties of toothpaste used in Britain. Tooth cleaning first become a hygenic standard in 18th century England, primarily for the upper classes, and was accomplished with a variety of strange tools. Tooth paste began appearing in the 19th century, and was marketed in these beautiful pots beginning in the 1880s, when nearly every chemist or pharmacist began formulating his own recipe and printing their own pots for advertising. This popular formulation using Cherry extract to make the paste a bit more palatable.
The rare to find square pot lid and base was made in the Staffordshire district and is transfer printed in black. The attractive lid bears the name of the product within a scroll. 2 1/2" square x 1 5/8" tall
The piece is in great condition. The base is discolored to a tan color. It is in remarkable condition especially considering it was buried for about 100 years.
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