Thorley also reproduced eighteenth-century ointment pots based on fragments found archaeologically. Colonial Williamsburg sold Thorley’s versions in the Galt Apothecary Shop, one of the museum’s restored historic sites. In later years, Thorley continued to use these attractive small vessels for experiments and decorated them for gifts and for his own enjoyment.  When he died in 1987 about thirty boxes like this example were found in his studio.