Genuine Transfer Printed Quack Medicine Pot ~ c 1950 Plymouth, England
This is a fabulous transferware ointment pot. The pot held a rather a strange ingredient for hair pomade. The fatty marrow from cows was mixed with perfumes and marketed in this attractive container. The pomade was supposed to invigorate, strengthen nourish and beautify hair, prevent baldness AND turn grey hair back to its natural color. the ultimate in luxury quack cosmetic cures.
The pot measures 1 3/4 inches wide and stands 4 inches tall. It is in great condition other than an older repair to the spout. The piece will make a great addition to any collection of transfer printed advertising wares or quack medicines .