|Dimensions||2.75 × 2.75 × 2 in|
About this rare beef marrow pot, taken from an old listing of a like item, elsewhere online, regarding the names on the pot and the associated history:
“Eugene Roussel also operated a small perfumery on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia in 1842. He sold many products including, odontine, hand and shaving cream, soap as well as beef marrow. He was best known for his ‘Genuine Bear’s Oil’ products and having a large stuffed bear in his shop window. He eventually sold the perfume shop in 1849 to Xavier Bazin, who headed up the perfumery part of his business, so that Roussel could concentrate on his mineral water business. Xavier Bazin [named on this pot] continued on at the 114 Chestnut Street address until 1852 when he relocated to 166 Chestnut Street. He advertised extensively after assuming control of the shop and expanded the line of pictorial potted products [like this product]. He used a similar cow design on the ‘Genuine Beef Marrow Pomatum’ with the ‘Succ to E.Roussel’ scripted on the lid at both Chestnut addresses. The business continued in the Bazin family with new partners added throughout the years until 1884 when it was sold to George Wright.”
This pot is in excellent condition, considering it is over 100 years old. There is a small chip on the inside rim, as well as some other imperfections consistent with age. Still, a wonderful collector’s piece. Lids are more commonly found, so perhaps a good companion piece to acquire in hopes of putting together a completed pot in your collection in future. Please see listing photos for details on the condition. Piece is priced to sell.
This piece is approximately 2.75 inches wide and 3 inches high.