Betel Chewing:Trays, Sets, And Toothpaste Containers (000090)
England Toothpaste Container Ceramic
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Photograph by Tom Riddle
Private Collection

A lid of a pot made in the late 19th to early 20th century probably at the Staffordshire factory in England, popularly known as “black-and-white” ware as a container for areca nut toothpaste. ‘Woods areca nut tooth paste; MPS Chemist, Plymouth’ (1896-1915). For a description of this type of ware and its relationship to betel chewing, see the caption for photograph #000087.