Run Set Antique Vintage Apothecary Chemist Pharmaceutical Collectors Bottles
- A rare set of Royal Pharmaceutical Society Collectors Apothecary Bottles, English Mid-Twentieth Century. - There are 5 runs of 6 bottles, 30 bottles in total. Two of the runs are clear glass, one is cobalt blue, one purple and one green. - Each bottle is labeled in Latin with an exquisite gold and red emblem, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society crest adorns each of the bottle necks. - They are incredible decorative pieces sourced from a retired pharmacist in the North East of England, each one contains a fabulous glass stopper. - Price is for the full set of 30 bottles, condition is excellent across all but one clear bottle which has a small chip to the stopper lip.
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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