QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880

Rare Size and Excellent

Genuine Victorian Transfer Printed 
CURE ALL Pot Crock

Poor Man's Friend 
For the cure of just about Everything

Prepared only by Beach & Barnicott

England c. 1880

This is a fabulous little transferware ointment pot or crock, circa 1880, was salvaged from a Victorian dump tip in England. It once contained a secret preparation developed by Doctor Roberts of Bridgeport. Advertised as the cure for whatever else ails you! Inexpensive for the " Poor Man ", the snake oil ingredients consisted of lard and beeswax mixed with awful mercury and lead with a dusting of fresh herbs.

Rare Size. The tiny crock stands a mere 1 7/8 " tall and 1 3/4 " wide. It is nicely potted with a precision cut rim and a crisp, finely applied transfer. It is in overall remarkable condition especially considering it was buried for about 125 years. Best we have encountered.

This diminutive medical piece is wildly amusing, a throwback to a much simpler and goofier time in the world of medicine. The piece will make a great addition to any collection of transfer printed advertising wares or quack medicines .

Item ID: AMT2058

QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880

$130 $117 USD SALE

Add to Cart Make Offer
Questions about this item?
Email Shop

14 other shoppers have this item in their Cart or Wish List

Aesthetic Movement Transferware

Bentley Chappell + Nancy Barshter
Montague, MA   

Art for Art's Sake! The largest inventory of 19th C. Aesthetic Transferware available online

Spring Sale ~ Always Open!

Member since 2007

Shipping & Handling:
USPS Priority Mail
$10.85 USD
Shipping to: USA
140 character limit

More from Aesthetic Movement Transferware