Genuine Victorian Transfer Printed Extract of Sarsaparilla
Valuable Spring, Summer and Autumn Medicine Cash Chemists, England c. 1890
This is a fabulous little transferware ointment pot or crock, circa 1890, was salvaged from a Victorian rubbish tip in England. It once contained an extract of Sarsaparilla advertised as a remedy for skin and blood problems. Also a diaphoretic, expectorant, laxative and for the treatment of Syphilis. The crock was made in the Staffordshire district and is transfer printed in black. The tiny crock stands a mere 2 " tall and 1 1/2 " wide. It is thinly potted with a precision cut rim. It is in great condition.