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Object ID # 1968.014.006ab
Object Name Jar, Cosmetic
Title Victorian Pot & Lid
Lexicon category 3: Personal Artifacts
Date 19th-century
Made Staffordshire, England?
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description Ceramic pot (a), with a transfer-printed lid (b) of a country scene with some cows in the foreground, "The Red Bull" pub and a couple in the background.
Provenance This is very likely a Victorian pot and lid, made before the 1880s? Likely manufactured at a British pottery. It belonged to John and Elizabeth McLean of Owen Sound, Grey County, and subsequently by their daughter, Mary McLean.
Collection Toiletry & Cosmetic Collection
Material Ceramic/Glaze/Transfer Print
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLean, John
Function Pots like this were often used for hair lotion / pomade or for fish or meat paste products in the Victorian era