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Johnson's Ointment
 
This page shows the  'Johnson's' ointment pots originating from Windsor, Berkshire
 
 
The origination of the pots bearing the name Johnson's Ointment is yet to be confirmed as further research is necessary.  
In 1901, an Alice Johnson apparently boarded at the address of 12 James's Street, Windsor so it is a possibility that this lady is the producer of this ointment.
 
Three price levels are recorded on the pot but as far as has been determined to date, only two sizes of the pot exist. Printing of the cures and prices appears all around the pot. Both sizes of the pot are very rare. 
One particular feature on this pot which is quite unusual is the fact that the pot states in the wording the duration of time the ointment should take to cure the ailment! 
 
There was a small size Johnson's pot dug at a site in Berkshire in 2001, as mentioned in an article in the ABC magazine no. 10.
Furthermore, a small article appears in the ABC magazine number 16 concerning the larger Johnson's pot.
One lucky digger found not just one of these pots in a tip, but found two! How lucky is that. See BBR magazine no. 94.
 
 

 

Johnson's Ointment

Price 2/9

Largest of the two sizes

Extremely Rare

Johnsons
 
 
Johnsons

 
Johnsons
 

Johnson's Ointment

Price 1/1½

Smallest of the two sizes

Very Rare

 
Johnsons

Johnsons
 
 
Johnsons
 

Johnson's Ointment

Size comparison

  • Largest 53mm
  • Smallest 37mm  

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 Auction Sales
  • Johnsons Ointment,  2/9d size, good condition,  sold BBR Auctions July 2008 for £960 
 
Further detailed information can be obtained from the Historical Guide to Delftware and Victorian Ointment Pots 
book produced by Mesrrs. Houghton & Priestley, page 96.