England ~ circa 1890
This is a four inch wide x one inch tall advertising dish. Cream to nourish the skin and hair.
Circassian women were thought to be unusually beautiful, spirited, and elegant, and as such were desirable as concubines. Circassians were considered the most beautiful Women in the World, they derive not all their Charms from Nature. They used a concoction supposedly extracted from a vegetable native to Circassia. It instantly gives a Rosy Hue to the Cheeks, a lively and animated Bloom of Rural Beauty that would not disappear in perspiration or handkerchiefs.
A sovereign remedy for surfeits, scorching from the heat of the sun, freckles, blights from cold and chills of winter, scorbutic, pimples or eruptions of the face and skin, however violent or disfigured, animalcula generated under the cuticle or outer skin, prickley heat, shingles, ring worms, redness of the nose and chin, obstinate cutaneous diseases, and for every impurity or unnatural appearance with which the skin may be affected; to be used as a common wash for clearing and improving the complexion, and in a superior degree to preserve, soften, cleanse and beautify the skin.
The piece is in EXCELLENT condition, appears to have never been used. Clean shiny and bright and there are no chips, no cracks, no hairline and no repairs.