With regard to dating the cream pots.
I have checked some of the newspaper archives I subscribe to and the only advertisements I can find for the Co-Operative Dairy in Nassau Street are some small ads from the early 1890's and I would suggest your pots would be contemporary with this...
Some really nice pieces there Liam. The stand out pieces for me are obviously the sealed wine, the Nixey bottle which although relatively common is scarce with the original label and the two Dublin cream pots.
Some realy nice pieces there Liam. The stand out pieces for me are obviously the sealed wine, tThe Nixey bottle which although relatively common is scarce with the original label and the two Dublin cream pots.
As CanadianBottles says, generally known as ginger jars.
They are quite a common find in UK tips from the late 19th to early 20th centuries.
The quality varies from good pictorial ones such as yours to very crude.
I have often asked my self did we really consume that much ginger...
You have quite a scarce and desirable bottle there.
It is a known bottle and is recorded in David Burton's
'Antique Sealed Bottles 1640-1900 Vol 3 Page 1253.
I have shown its entry below.
From this information I think you could date your bottle with
reasonable confidence to...
These type of sprig decorated barrels are not uncommon in the UK and similar types were made by a number of different potteries.
Although very 'eye appealing' they do not command a great deal of money pricewise.
Just a little bit of further information concerning your bottle.
Yours appears to be one of the earlier varieties which was replaced by the type depicted in the image below.
The new design was registered in the UK in 1912.
The advertisement from an edition of the Pacific...