Measures Approximately 2 1/4″ diameter x 3/4″ tall .
This is a listing for one (1) Singleton’s Eye Ointment. This little pedestal is a rare early one, (and quite scarce) bearing the name, S. Green 2 Union Place Lambeth. It is in great shape with clear blue lettering incised at the top rim. It does have a small chip on the bottom of the foot of the pedestal and a small chip on upper rim. Great little addition to your Antique Advertising collection. Don’t miss out. These sell out quickly! Interesting history below captured from several websites including (ointment pots.com)
The early eye pedestals dating from around 1830-40 bear the name, S. Green 2 Union Place Lambeth
The earlier Singleton’s pedestals carried the name Singleton’s Golden Eye Ointment, thereafter the word “Golden” was dropped, probably around 1899.
Pot shapes changed over the following years with the “foot” reducing in height size. All the pedestals carry lettering in blue print and vary in width and height sizes.
The ointment itself was placed on top of the pedestal and covered with a wax paper seal to preserve the ointment. These were distributed by the producers in a cardboard box.
The distinctive short rounded pot was the packaging for an ointment introduced in the 1700s. The ointment was made from a recipe dating from the late 1590s and passed down through the Singleton family by marriage.
(this info was taken from the Paul Barker’s ointment pot website on the internet and from the british museum.)
This pot was curated during my travels to England’s Antique Markets while visiting my daughter and her family in London.
The images attached are for the pot you will receive.
Most pots have some level of crazing , may have spots of discoloration, light hairline cracks and minor chips and fleabites that only add to its character and do not detract from its display value. These are expected due to age, use and let’s not forget they were often buried for decades before being dug up and rescued.
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|Dimensions||6 × 6 × 6 in|
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