Ceramic pots were widely used during the 19th and early 20th century to house household products such as toothpaste, cold creams, hair products, and some food stuffs.

Pots produced came in various shapes and sizes and had numerous designs including black and white printed lids, lids with coloured print, pictorial lids, and also multi-coloured Prattware type lids.

There were of course also plain lids to which paper labels were applied, but these do not survive in any great numbers given that the labels would not have survived having being buried in a tip.

All Pot Lids shown here are arranged in alphabetical order of Company Name:

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Company: J H Adams, Stoke

Description: Round pot lid, marked 'CHERRY TOOTH PASTE FOR CLEANSING & PRESERVING THE TEETH & GUMS PREPARED BY J H ADAMS & Co CHEMISTS STOKE-UPON-TRENT'. 75mm Dia.

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Company: J H Adams, Stoke

Description: Round pot lid, marked 'ADAMS & Co CHEMISTS STOKE-UPON-TRENT Otto of Rose COLD CREAM'. 70mm Dia.

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Company: J H Adams, Stoke

Description: Round button lid, marked 'ADAMS & Co CHEMISTS STOKE-UPON-TRENT'. 43mm Dia.

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Company: J H Adams, Stoke

Description: Round button lid, marked 'ADAMS & Co CHEMISTS STOKE-UPON-TRENT'. 36mm Dia.

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Company: Robert Gordon Emery, Stoke

Description: Square black print pot lid, marked 'EMERY'S DENTIEUCAL THE QUEEN OF TOOTH PASTES AND UNRIVALLED PREPARATION FOR CLEANSING & PRESERVING THE TEETH PREPARED BY R.G.EMERY CHEMIST STOKE-ON-TRENT'

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Company: Robert Gordon Emery, Stoke

Description: Square sepia print pot lid, marked 'EMERY'S DENTIEUCAL THE QUEEN OF TOOTH PASTES AND UNRIVALLED PREPARATION FOR CLEANSING & PRESERVING THE TEETH PREPARED BY R.G.EMERY CHEMIST STOKE-ON-TRENT'

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Company: Harris Dispensing Chemist, Stoke

Description: Square black print pot lid, marked 'CHERRY TOOTH PASTE FOR WHITENING & PRESERVING THE TEETH STRENGTHENING THE GUMS AND IMPARTING A SWEETNESS TO THE BREATH MANUFACTURED BY HARRIS DISPENSING CHEMIST 1 LIVERPOOL ROAD STOKE-ON-TRENT'

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Company: Jones, Hanley

Description: Round pot lid, marked 'RECOMMENDED BY MR JAMES A JONES L.D.S. BARRACK HOUSE HANLEY, DENTAL SURGEON, ROS-A-MEL TOOTHPASTE, CLEANSING & PRESERVING THE TEETH & GUMS, AND IMPARTING A PLEASANT FRAGRANCE TO THE BREATH, 

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Company: J Tirrell, Hanley

Description: Square black print pot lid, marked 'TYROLEAN TOOTH PASTE, FOR PRESERVING AND BEAUTIFYING THE TEETH, J TIRRELL, MARKET SQUARE, HANLEY'

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