Come with me on this and see if you agree? The same lidded glazed pottery piece could have contained the following: Bears Grease, Alexandra Tooth Paste, Areca Nut Tooth Paste, Hindoo Tooth Paste, Gorgona Anchovey Paste, Cherry Tooth Paste, Peruvian Hair Balm, Swift's Hair Regenerator, Mason's Indian Ceratum, Someones Heal-All Ointment, Cold Cream, Bloater Paste & Potted Bloaters . . . with no refrigerator, most people's kitchen was their wash place as well as their cooking space. With no electricity you could just reach up on the shelf for the tooth paste and smear the Bears Grease or for that matter the Potted Bloaters on your teeth, on your face and in your hair!
Memorable products appeal because of their uniqueness, a good package is supposed to break from the norm. Designers should lead not follow . . .