Ceramic pot for 'Oriental toothpaste', England, 1870-1910

Made:
1870-1910 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Ceramic pot for oriental tooth paste, supplied by Liptrot and Co., Accrington, England, 1870-1910

Sold by Lipcot and Company, ‘Oriental toothpaste’ was advertised “for cleaning and preventing the decay of the teeth”. Toothpaste pots bearing the name of the toothpaste and that of the supplier first appeared in the 1800s and were common from the 1840s. Before this, toothpaste and toothpowder were sold in stoneware pots covered with paper secured by string.

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Details

Category:
Dentistry
Object Number:
1984-1371/99
type:
toothpaste pot
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
status:
Permanent collection

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