Rare antique Borax pot and lid

Rare antique Borax pot and lid

A rare antique white ironstone Borax pot & lid, fully decorated with blue under-glaze transfer all around and on both sides of the lid.


The outer edge of the pot features four of the Borax crystal logo roundels, interspersed with advertising taglines in lovely stylised script:
‘Home Sweet Home'
'Utility Purity Safety' 


It comes with a double sided lid, decorated on both sides with the Borax crystal logo and the front side reading ‘The Patent Borax Co LTD, Borax, Birmingham and London’.


This pot dates from the 19th century (around 1870). Borax has been used for many different purposes, from cleaning to preserving skins for taxidermy! 


Approximate dimensions:

8.3cm diameter (3-1/4")
4.3cm tall (1-3/4")


The pot is in good antique condition for its age. There are some small chips, nibbles and manufacturing faults on the rim of the pot and the lid. The pot is covered in beautiful age related glaze crazing. Some minor staining is present in a few spots.

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