Vintage Ceramic Pomander Drawer Sachet by Avon - Floral Piglet circa 1978
Sometimes you find an old bottle from which the soul returns. Baudelaire
In the 1970s, when you were looking for a way to keep your linen closet clean and fresh smelling, you turned to this petite floral piglet to help you achieve just the right amount of sweetly scented air.
Meet the Pampered Piglet, Avon's 20th-century handpainted ceramic pomander. With twenty holes dotted on her back and a removable plastic cap on the bottom, this piglet was meant to be filled with your favorite home fragrance. Whether it was dried lavender, a perfumed powder, a collection of dried spices and herbs, or rose petals straight from the garden, this little worker spent her days, serenely nestled in your drawer or on your shelf swirled in a cloud of aromatherapy bliss.
Pomanders date all the way back to the Middle Ages and were used for a variety of scented purposes. Personal hygiene, room deodorants, body fragrance, holiday decoration and protection against negative energy were just a few of the ways pomanders inserted themselves into daily living.
In the 20th century, when the top goal for homekeeping was to create the most pleasant atmosphere possible, pomanders became fun and functional collectibles. Made by a variety of companies in all sorts of creative shapes and sizes, pomanders could be found to suit every style of taste and aesthetic. This little piglet, made in 1978 exclusively for Avon Cosmetics is full of sweet cottage charm with her big pink bow and swag of pinkish-purple flowers. Invite her to come and sit a spell in your linen drawer, china cabinet or storage pantry and she'll keep you'll keep your space sweetly scented for years to come.
- Colors include amethyst, spring green, pale pink, purple, and brown
- Shiny glaze
In absolutely gorgeous vintage condition. No chips, cracks, spots, or stains. The plastic cap fits securely in the opening and is easily removed.
Measures 5" inches (length) x 2.5" inches (width) x 1.5" inches (height) and weighs 5oz.