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T1003SW.SHOPPOTBIRDSEYE.M    Saltglazed brown stoneware shop pot with rare original painting advertising "BIRD'S EYE" tobacco in a gilded garter style label with hanging tail, around a fleur de Lys all with black shadowing on a mid brown glazed background. Classic flat based baluster bodied form with wide short lipped mouth and flat tin lid. Lid is impressed with stamp "PIKE & ELLIMAN/SCALE MAKERS & SHOP FITTERS/32 CT.CHARLOTTE ST/BLACKFRIARS RD/&14 NEW CUT S.E". Rear of pot shoulder well impressed "PIKE & ELLIMAN/32 GT CHARLOTTE STREET/&14 NEW CUT S.E./PRICE LISTS FREE" all in serif caps. Rubbing of painted image horizontally across.  9 1/4"high, 7 1/2"diameter     £295

original painted shop pot Birds Eye tobacco

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