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    1851 lid

    Found this lid on a dive. Does anyone have any information on it?

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    Re: 1851 lid

    Hi, we're going to need a little more than than that to make even a wild guess. Do you have a picture and can you give a description?

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    Re: 1851 lid

    Appears to be a vanishing cream. [:D]

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    Re: 1851 lid

    Another one post wonder. Grin and bear it.[:D][:D][:D]

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    Re: 1851 lid

    Bear?

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    Re: 1851 lid

    Hi Lisa,This is actually the base or pot which held the contents (Shaving Cream) and the transfer printed lid sat on the top over the recessed rim. This dates from around 1860.Hope this helps. Davidhttp://www.antiquepotlidcollector.co...id-gallery.php

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    Re: 1851 lid

    Do you collect the bases too David?

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    Re: 1851 lid

    Quote Originally Posted by cowseatmaize
    Do you collect the bases too David?
    Hi Eric,I do collect the bases but only if I get the original lid on it as being hand made these pots and lids all generally have some small variations and most will not fit on a non original pair. A good example is the common Gosnells lids (Queens Head) that have a uniquely shaped base that you can say is definitely meant for these lids but very rarely do lids fit on a non original base because of the individual potter who made them with there own way of finishing the recess on the lid and base.

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    Re: 1851 lid

    I see the problem, it's like ground glass stoppers. You can find the right type but it's never a perfect fit unless they're found together.



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