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Light Olive Green Antique Poison Bottle

Light Olive Green Antique Poison Bottle

Regular price $75.00
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Item: Poison Bottle

Make: South African Origin

Age: Circa 1900

Construction: Glass Blown in Mold

Dimensions: 8oz, 6 3/4" Tall x 2 5/8" Wide x 1 1/2" Deep

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

Details: Antique light olive green glass poison bottle with vertically ribbed panels and front embossed with "POISON" and "VERGIF". The bottom of the bottle reads "8oz" and "TALANA".

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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