Apothecary Bottles c1890

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    A stroke of luck.  Found in the cellar of a pharmacy that closed up early in the 20th century in Cold Spring, NY.  When they closed their doors,  the late owner’s family locked the tools of the trade used in the store in the cold stone cellar of the building.  We found them there, at the invitation of the family.  These are three of the apothecary bottles. The two larger have their gold labels on them with their identifications written in ink.  The middle bottle has its original paper labels.  We are selling the three individually. Or if you want them all, that would be fine, too.

    Left: AQ. AMMON.  (aqueous ammonia).   Bottle made of colorless glass in cylindrical form.  Original gilt plaque label inscribed in black. Embossed bottom:  W. N. WALTON PATENT SEPT 23 1862.  Other than white residue from original contents on interior, there are no flaws to the bottle.  Original stopper, chip at bottom. 13 ½” tall; base diameter of 5”.   $70.00

    Center:  Bottle made of clear glass with pontil. Original paper labels: top label: STANDARD AND ASSAYED STRENGTH OF STRAMONIUM  LEAVES (contained in the package, etc.)  Middle label: ONE POUND 453.6 GRAMMES.  Label below this one too faded to read.  Bottom label: POWDERED STRAMONIUM LEAVES - Datura Stramonium -  FOR PERCOLATION…Gilpin, Langdon & Company…Baltimore, Maryland. Glass is clean and clear. Original cork. 9 7/8” tall; base diameter of 3 1/4”.   $50.00

    Right: TINCT. SANTALI (tincture made of oil of Sandalwood). Bottle made of colorless glass in cylindrical form.  Original gilt plaque label inscribed in black. Embossed bottom:  W. N. WALTON PATENT SEPT 23 1862.  Some residue from original contents on interior, not so extensive as in the Ammon. bottle.  13 ½” tall: base diameter of 5”.  $75.00

     

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