Limoges French Porcelain Strychnine Jar
Probably made in about the middle of the last century, this Limoges hard paste porcelain blank was bought and possibly decorated by Blakeman and Henderson, a company whose primary target was the USA. The floral and line pattern stops for the inclusion of the word strychnine, so I expect the word was part of the original decoration, rather than a later addition, as one might initially suspect. It may well be a pharmacy jar.
Very handy for those with a sense of humour who want a smart sugar box, and perfect for hallowe'en, far and away my favourite of all Christian festivals. Ideal for the person who has everything!
14 cm tall and 7.5 diameter.
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