Earthenware dispensing pot, tin-glazed, probably English or French, 1760-1840
Dispensing pots were used to hold ointments, pills and medical treatments, although they could also be used other materials such as cosmetics. A pharmacist or apothecary would make up a medicine and put it in a pot for the customer to take away. The contents were usually protected by a paper cover secured with string.
This example is marked “Cooper, Perfumer, Brewer Street”. This is an example of a dispensary pot put to a non-medical use.
- Medical Ceramic-ware
- Object Number:
- dispensing pot
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Baber, W.M.C.
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