• Image of 'Five O'Clock Shadow' - Sold  @ Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton
  • Image of 'Five O'Clock Shadow' - Sold  @ Mill Bridge Gallery, Skipton

For 400 years 'an unbroken line of apothecaries, chemists and pharmacists' have served the Northampton area, owned by the Jeyes family. Remaining true to the words “Tenex et Fidelis”; Tenacious and faithful, reported to be engraved on the Jeyes family crest, the Pharmacy begun with the brothers John Jeyes and Philadelphus Jeyes in 1635. Continuing the family business today is the Great Grandson David Jeyes, who first opened a chemist in Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, in 1981, and has since developed their once traditional chemist shop into an award winning exhibition centre.

Herbalist Henry Potter opened his first London shop, in 1812, at Fleet Market, Farringdon. Celebrating 200 years in the herbal industry in 2012, Potter's; formerly 'Potter & Clarke Ltd', is renowned as one of 'the oldest, perhaps most traditional manufacturer of licensed herbal medicines in Europe'. One of Potters biggest sellers was 'Dr Thompson' Slippery Elm Food', marketed as 'a nourishing, strengthening and easily digestible food...Ideal for Infants and Invalids'. Derived from a species of elm native to eastern North America, the mucilagenous inner bark of the Ulmus Rubra tree 'has long been used as a demulcent, and is still produced commercially to aid soothing the digestive tract'.

'Five O'Clock Shadow' is an analogy to describe the hair which has grown since the morning shave, usually experienced towards the end of the day. Referencing the continual success of the 'Jeyes' and 'Potter's' medicinal businesses, 'Five O'Clock Shadow's' bearded lock is growing from strength to strength. Hair, takes its strength from the chemical bonds from the protein from which its is mostly made up of, along with the form of its structure called a 'coiled coil', which makes hair resistant to degradation.

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Dimensions: H 75cm W 17cm D 15cm

Mixed Media:
Vintage Composition Doll,
Vintage 'Jeyes' Shaving Tin,
Vintage 'Potter & Clarke Ltd Slippery Elm Food' Tin,
Vintage Dariole Tin,
Vintage Bun Tins,
Vintage Vaseline Tin,
Vintage Posser,
Artists Own Lock of Hair,
Vintage Lantern,
Small Vintage Brioche Mould,
3 x E10 LED Cabachon Lamps,
1 x 18W 24V LED Transformer
3 Core Dark Brown Silk Covered Flexible Cable,
Black Plug fitted with a 3 Amp Fuse,
Threaded Bar,
Copper Pipe,
Copper Reducer,
Various Nuts, Bolts, and Washers,
PAT Tested.

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