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Antique Anchovy Paste Pot Lid

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A decorative antique white stoneware lid with the English Royal coat of arms.

This is a top from a ceramic jar which once held a savoury anchovy paste. This very English snack is spread on hot buttered toast and was particularly popular in gentlemen's clubs during the late 19th century.

These white porcelain jars were used for packaging all sorts of products; from edibles to toiletries during the Victorian era right into the early 20th century. The lids, even without the pots are very collectable due to the lovely graphics.

This lid, for Burgess brand paste, bears the the Royal coat of arms, so the firm would have supplied the Royal household. The design went through several phases and this one likely dates to the early 20th century.

it is in good condition: one small glazing flaw just to the right of the unicorn, and a small nibble with a hairline crack as seen in the photo of the underside. Measures 3.5" wide by .50" deep.

Antique Anchovy Paste Pot Lid


  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Material: ceramic
  • Ships worldwide from United Kingdom
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