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Large 19th Century Apothecary Jar With Painted Label.


£42 | $56 USD | €48 EUR
Item Number: SA179104
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Serpentine Antiques
This antique has been viewed 37 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


Large 19th century apothecary or chemist jar with very nice gilt and black painted label and some original contents, from the large private collection of a retired pharmacist. The collection includes many bottles, laboratory glasses, potions and pastes, an iron cork press or mould, glass cabinet labels, measures and other items.
This bottle label is labelled OSS: SEPIAE and includes a small amount of the powdered contents. It is dried cuttle fish bone or shell and was used as a tooth powder, and to stop bleeding arrest seminal discharge or leukorrhea, to inhibit gastric secretion, and to promote the healing of wounds.
The stopper is a lovely cut glass facetted example.
Size-8.25 inches tall by 3 inches diameter.
A very nice apothecary bottle for collection or display, in very good condition.
The last photo shows more of the other bottles in the collection, if more are desired. But this listing is for the one bottle.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.

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Serpentine Antiques
at The Antiques Warehouse
Badshot Farm
St. Georges Rd
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