Mrs. Gare - Simmons
This page shows the  'Mrs Gare' bowl shaped ointment pot originating from London
Richard Simmons is listed in the1881 Census as a druggist assistant. The directory for the following year shows him as an 'ointment maker'. 
The wife of Mr Simmons, Emily Simmons, continued the business following his death.
A super shaped bowl of early delftware style bearing the portrait of a matronly looking lady.  

There is a resemblance with this pot to the pot lid of Mrs Ellen Hale's Celebrated Heal-All Ointment whose proprietor was Mrs E. Hummerstone, 
based in York Street, Walworth same as was the Simmons's. 


Mrs Gare

Celebrated Ointment

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Mrs Gare

Auuction Sales
  • a damaged, restored pot sold on Eby  November 2012 for £225 plus p&p (49 bids!)
Further detailed information can be obtained from the Historical Guide to Delftware and Victorian Ointment Pots 
book produced by Messrs. Houghton & Priestley, page 73.