Antique Poor Man's Friend Stoneware Pot
For your consideration:
This is an 1800s stoneware apothecary pot for Poor Man's Friend.
Apothecary ointment sold in England by Dr. Roberts.
Oil of Rose, Bergamot and Lavender
95% Lard & Bees
5% Mercurous Chloride
Sugar of Lead
and Red Pigment.
Many of those ingerdients were heavy metals which are not only dangerous, but quite deadly!
White stoneware with a Striking Blue Transfer.
Clean and shiny, no chips or cracks.
Very delicate crazing, commensurate with age.
1-3/4 inches diameter and 1-1/2 inches high.
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