Antique Vintage Victorian Hand Painted Ceramic Apothecary Jar Bottle
Antique Vintage Victorian Hand Painted Ceramic Apothecary Jar Bottle
Antique Vintage Victorian Hand Painted Ceramic Apothecary Jar Bottle

Antique Vintage Victorian Hand Painted Ceramic Apothecary Jar Bottle

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- A beautiful blue, white and gold Victorian apothecary jar, circa 1900.
- The jar still contains its original blue, white and gold paint with the inscription 'UNG: O.R.' across the front, wonderful example.
- The lid has had a break at some point and been lightly restored and put back together, the original apothecary label to the underside still remains and can be seen in the photograph. 
- Height 28cm, Width 18cm, Depth 18cm.

Apothecary is one term for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses medicines to physicians, surgeons and patients. Label Under Glass bottles enjoyed their peak popularity from the 1800's to the early 1900's and were used for storage of many acids and bases, as well as stock compounding solutions used by many pharmacists of the time.  The apothecary bottle employed an ornate label that was covered by a thin layer of glass to prevent damage, often gold leafed they were visually attractive as well as functional. The contents were listed on the label often in Latin, which was the language of medicine up until recent times.

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