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Antique Aqua Glass Poison Bottle

Antique Aqua Glass Poison Bottle

Regular price $75.00
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Item: Poison Bottle

Age: Circa 1875

Construction: Glass (Blown in Mold)

Dimensions: 5 1/2" Tall x 4 3/4" Wide

Condition: Excellent pre-owned antique condition. No chips, nicks, or cracks. Some minor surface scratching/wear on the inside of the lip where a cork would have been. Please see photos.

Details: Antique aqua blue glass poison bottle with a diamond and cross design and rolled lip. Pontil mark can be seen on the bottom.

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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