1885 ~ Quack Medicine Victorian CHERRY Tooth Paste Pot1885 ~ Quack Medicine Victorian CHERRY Tooth Paste Pot1885 ~ Quack Medicine Victorian CHERRY Tooth Paste Pot1885 ~ Quack Medicine Victorian CHERRY Tooth Paste Pot1885 ~ Quack Medicine Victorian CHERRY Tooth Paste Pot

Victorian Transfer Printed

CHERRY TOOTH PASTE

GEO. WESTIN CHEMIST ~ HARROGATE, ENGLAND 1885

This is a fascinating toothpaste pot, it once contained Toothpaste using Cherry Paste, Areca or Indian Betel Nut mixed with caustic cleaning agents. Tooth cleaning first become a hygenic standard in 18th century England, primarily for the upper classes, and was accomplished with a variety of strange tools. Tooth paste began appearing in the 19th century, and was marketed in these beautiful pots beginning in the 1880s, when nearly every chemist or pharmacist began formulating his own recipe and printing their own pots for advertising. This popular formulation using betel nut or palm extract and cherry paste to make the paste a bit more palatable.
The pot lid and base was made in the Staffordshire district and is transfer printed in black. The attractive lid bears the name of the product, For cleaning & preserving THE TEETH AND GUMS.

Good condition, a museum deacquisition label inside. Chips to the bottom of the base. The piece will make a great addition to any collection of transfer printed advertising wares or quack medicines, and would make a fabulous gift for the dentist in your life!

ITEM ID
AMT3573
TYPE
Pottery
ITEM TYPE
Antique
STYLE
Victorian

1885 ~ Quack Medicine Victorian CHERRY Tooth Paste Pot

$117 $130 SALE

Add to Cart
Make Offer
Email Shop Owner

2 other shoppers are interested in this item


    Art for Art's Sake! The largest inventory of 19th C. Aesthetic Transferware available online
    Pre-Thanksgiving Sale - Make an Offer

    since 2007

    calculating shipping...


    Aesthetic Movement Transferware


    Bentley Chappell + Nancy Barshter
    Montague , MA Platinum Platinumsince 2007