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Antique 10" Light Green Poison Bottle

Antique 10" Light Green Poison Bottle

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Item: Poison Bottle

Make: English/Scottish

Age: 1880-1910

Construction: Glass (Blown in Mold)

Dimensions: 9 7/8" Tall x 2 5/8" Diameter

Condition: Very good pre-owned antique condition. A few fleabites and small cracks on the inside lip of the rim. Horizontal crack along the inside of the the rim. Please see photos.

Details: Antique green glass poison bottle with hexagonal shape. Two panels feature vertical raised ribs and the center front panels reads "Poisonous Not To Be Taken".

Throughout the 19th century, new hazardous compounds including medications, household cleansers, and pest control entered the market. Poison bottles were frequently marked with certain raised forms or distinctive patterns to help prevent accidents. This was especially helpful if you were handling bottles by candlelight. Cobalt blue, inky black, and dark green were popular hues for antique poison bottles, and they frequently included raised text or inlays spelling out "POISON" or "DEATH" among designs of raised latticework, deep grooves, geometric forms, and, most frequently, the skull and crossbones.

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