Antique 'Batty & Co' pickle or mustard pot
An Edwardian mushroom shaped ironstone pot, with a blue top section and an off white tapering lower section, all decorated with black transfer advertising for Batty & Co pickle merchants of Finsbury Pavement, London.
Originally used for mustard, pickles or relishes, the pot bears the royal appointment warrant on one side, surrounded by scrolling details & stylised typography.
The reverse side shows a crown topped belted garter, bearing the middle French Maxim - "Honi soit qui mal y pense" - meaning "shamed be whoever thinks bad of it", usually translated as "shame on anyone who thinks evil of it" and used as the motto of the British chivalric Order of the Garter.
A rare variation of the Batty's pots with elaborate scrolling decoration, the wide rounded rim later gave way to wide square topped rim openings.
There is an chip to the bottom edge of the side of the pot, along with glaze crazing and some wear commensurate with age.
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