Potpourri Container.

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Howick Historical Village

Name/Title

Potpourri Container.

About this object

Painted Metal 'Pot.Pourri' Container with attached lid. Unrecognizable markings on the bottom of container.

Inscriptions on lid and side of containers. "Cinet. Old English. POT.POURRI. Very Stong and lasting./ copyright." "Cinet. Old English. POT.POURRI. An intrinsic combination of specially selected flowers. etc. etc./ Manufactured by a special process/ Cinet Old English Pot Pourri has an established and world wide reputation/ Issued by Warrick Bros Ltd. London , Eng."

Place Made

London, UK

Medium and Materials

Painted Metal

Inscription and Marks

Inscriptions on lid and side of containers. "Cinet. Old English. POT.POURRI. Very Stong and lasting./ copyright." "Cinet. Old English. POT.POURRI. An intrinsic combination of specially selected flowers. etc. etc./ Manufactured by a special process/ Cinet Old English Pot Pourri has an established and world wide reputation/ Issued by Warrick Bros Ltd. London , Eng."

Measurements

95mm Height, 75mm Lenght, 78mm Width.

Object Type

Tin

Copyright Licence  

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Emma 07 Dec 2014 13:42 PM,UTC

I too have this tin, and mine - like Alyson's - is FULL and smells divine!
From what I can gather from the lady I bought it from today it is c. 1918, between the Wars... She said it belonged to her mother, who was born in 1896. Warrick Bros. Ltd. themselves were an active company between 1851-1966. They were a Druggist & Chemists. There is a full inventory of their wares - including Cinet - here: https://archive.org/stream/b19974760M2195/b19974760M2195_djvu.txt which is a bi-annual publication from 1920. Thus you could safely assure yourself it is from that era, at the very least, 1920. Other samples of this item I have seen (albeit empty) have indicated 1915-1925 decade also. Hope that helps. Doesn't it just smell LOVELY?

Emma 07 Dec 2014 13:41 PM,UTC

I too have this tin, and mine - like Alyson's - is FULL and smells divine!
From what I can gather from the lady I bought it from today it is c. 1918, between the Wars... She said it belonged to her mother, who was born in 1896. Warrick Bros. Ltd. themselves were an active company between 1851-1966. They were a Druggist & Chemists. There is a full inventory of their wares - including Cinet - here: https://archive.org/stream/b19974760M2195/b19974760M2195_djvu.txt which is a bi-annual publication from 1920. Thus you could safely assure yourself it is from that era, at the very least, 1920. Other samples of this item I have seen (albeit empty) have indicated 1915-1925 decade also. Hope that helps. Doesn't it just smell LOVELY?

Debbie 21 Aug 2014 07:20 AM,UTC

Sorry left out what I would like to know. How old are these tins. Thank you

Debbie 21 Aug 2014 07:17 AM,UTC

I have a tin exactly like the one pictured . I would like to know the as well. Thank you

Jolene Palmer 13 Jul 2014 00:18 AM,UTC

I also have one of these tins and would like to know it's approximate age range. There are no dates on the tin.My grandmother was born in 1888 and emigrated to Australia about 1916.

Alyson Hamilton 29 Mar 2014 03:55 AM,UTC

Hello,
in a search on google I have come up with your photo of a tin of Cinet Old English Pot Pourri by Warrick Bros Ltd London which matches a filled tin I have which is still scented.
Can you possibly tell me how old this tinmight be. My mother owned it and she was born in 1910. It may have been her mother's??

Thank you
Alyson

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