This page shows the  'Reekie's' pot originating from London E.
The 1901 Census records the existence of the Reekie family and that Thomas Reekie is stated as being employed as a lighterman. 

The connection to the production of the ointment is unclear but it is likely that the wife of Thomas Reekie, Catherine Reekie, prepared the ointment.
The pot itself carries a super pictorial of a lady standing on top of a snake. The base of the pot is marked with MAWS.



The Great Healer

Price 1s 1½

Very rare



Auction Sales
  • Reekies Ointment, Great Healer, good condition, sold BBR auctions October 2008 for £425 
Further detailed information can be obtained from the Historical Guide to Delftware and Victorian Ointment Pots 
book produced by Messrs. Houghton & Priestley, page 117.