Vintage Royal Doulton Horlicks Ceramic Beaker
This is a quite rare Vintage Royal Doulton Horlicks Ceramic Beaker. It is cream and has the advertising slogan of HORLICKS MALTED MILK printed, in ‘Horlicks brown writing’, around the top on both sides.
It bears the Royal Doulton, Staffordshire, England, Back stamp used between 1902-1922.
The beaker is in fairly good vintage/ antique condition with a very slight chip on the edge of the base: (directly on the edge below and perpendicular to the back mark, and slightly anti-clockwise). It has no cracks or restoration. It is crazed.
A lovely, probably, antique advertising beaker, from a World famous pottery for one of the World’s favourite bedtime drinks!
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Some Trivia For you
Horlicks is a malted milk hot drink (tablet and sweet/ candy) made from milled malted barley, wheat flour and dairy products. It was invented in the U.S, in the 1870s, by the British born James and William Horlicks brothers.
Originally it was sold as infant food but became better known as a bedtime/ restorative drink to aid sleep and other ills. It apparently does this by helping to combat the dip in blood sugar level that occurs, particularly in very active people, in the middle of the night. It was a staple part of the diet during both WW1 and WW2.
Its a bit like Marmite: You either love it to hate it! I hate the smell and taste of both, and either would be enough to give me insomnia, that’s if I could actually drink it without gagging!