Genuine Victorian Horner's Devonshire Clotted Cream Pot
Southwest England c. 1880
This is a fabulous red colored transferware cream crock, circa 1880. It once contained Clotted Cream, a thick yellow clotted cream from heated unpasteurized cow's milk. Normally served as part of a creamed tea on scones a with strawberry or raspberry jam.
For use with Tarts,Stewed Fruits, it is unrivaled, and to Coffee, Cocoa and Chocolate, it gives a richness and flavor unapproachable. Children and persons requiring a nutritive dieter by its free use greatly benefitted, while as a rival to Cod Liver Oil, and in cases of debility and consumption, it is highly commended and prescribed by the medical profession.
The crock stands 4 3/4 " tall and 2 1/2 " wide. It is potted with a precision cut rim and base. It is in great condition. The piece will make a great addition to any collection of transfer printed advertising wares or quack medicines.