Mini antique French ironstone ointment pot - La Reine des Crèmes
A lovely diminutive French ointment pot, made of white ironstone in a slightly conical form and decorated with beautiful under-glaze black transfer for La Reine des Crèmes (The Queen of Creams). La Reine des Crèmes was a typical vanishing cream made with stearic acid, glycerin and sodium hydroxide, perfumed with rose and jasmine. It functioned as a day cream to protect the skin and as a base for face powder. With medals (shown in the black transfer and on labels) going back to 1885, by 1920 the cream was being exported to destinations as far away as Australia and Argentina.
2.6cm bottom diameter
In very good original condition with minor signs of wear and marks.
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