A half-dozen of Alan’s treasures...

Skull poison bottle
Skull poison bottle
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1 Barnsley Brewery jug: from 1912, generally regarded as the finest water jug in the world.

2 Nailsea jam jar: the only known jar of its kind, circa 1830-40.

Nailsea jam jar

Nailsea jam jar

3 Skull poison bottle: from around 1894, one of the world’s strangest figural bottles

4 Hardia Clothes pottery advertising statuette – made in Nantwich.

5 Handyside’s Consumption Cure: a typical Victorian ‘quack cure’.

6 Daniel Lambert ink bottle: Lambert was “the fattest man in England” circa 1800.

Hardia clothes pottery advertising

Hardia clothes pottery advertising

Daniel Lambert salt glaze ink bottle

Daniel Lambert salt glaze ink bottle

Barnsley Brewery jug, c. 1912

Barnsley Brewery jug, c. 1912

Handyside's Consumption Cure

Handyside's Consumption Cure