Set Run Antique Vintage Apothecary Royal Pharmaceutical Society Glass Bottles
- A rare set of Royal Pharmaceutical Society Collectors Apothecary Bottles, circa 1960. - There are six bottles in total; two of which are green, two are purple, one is blue and the other one is clear. - Each bottle is labeled in Latin with exquisite gold leaf, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society crest adorns each of the bottle necks. - They are incredible decorative pieces, each one containing a fabulous glass stopper. - Height 24cm, Width 14cm.
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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