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Antique Cobalt Iodine Poison Bottle With Original Applicator

Antique Cobalt Iodine Poison Bottle With Original Applicator

Regular price $160.00
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Item: Poison Bottle

Make: United States Origin

Age: Circa 1900

Construction: Glass Blown in Mold

Dimensions: 3 7/16" Tall x 1 3/8" Wide x 7/8" Deep (With Stopper)

Condition: Excellent pre-owned antique condition. No chips, cracks or notable signs of wear. Please see photos. 

Details: Antique cobalt glass bottle with embossed "POISON TINCT IODINE" across the front panel as well as a skull, cross bones, and raised diamond points along the top and bottom. The bottom of the bottle reads "M.C.C. Co.". Original stopper with applicator attached is included. 

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.

Please see our other listings for more poison bottles. 

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