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Antique Clear Glass Poison / Apothecary Bottle

Antique Clear Glass Poison / Apothecary Bottle

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Item: Apothecary / Poison Bottle

Make: Unknown

Age: Circa 1900

Construction: Glass (Blown in Mold)

Dimensions: 5 1/2" T x 1 3/4" W x 1" D

Condition: Very good. Interior has some residue. No chips or cracks to the bottle. Stopper has some wear to the bottom. Please see photos.

Details: Vertical ribs on one side of the bottle. Please see photos.

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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