Antique Vintage Victorian Porcelain Apothecary Jar Bottle
- A beautiful blue and white Victorian apothecary jar, circa 1900. - Excellent glass and gilt lettered plaque to the front with original lid. - The fine white, gold and red glass covered foil label reads 'UNG: IODI.' - Wonderful condition for its age, there is a chip to the back of the lid which has been restored in the past, price is for the single jar. - Height 24cm, Width 15cm, Depth 15cm.
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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