Three Late 19thC Clear Glass Apothecary Bottles


Origin: English
Period: Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1890
The First:
Height: 9.5 inches
Circumference: 14 inches
The Second:
Height 9 inches
Circumference: 11.5 inches
The Third:
Height: 8.5
Circumference: 11 inches

Three colourless glass apothecary bottles, with original fitted glass stoppers. One of the bottles is cracked, the other two are without any fault, save perhaps for some old light scratches. Larger apothecary bottles such as these would have stored a multitude of various medical powders or liquids; and it is from these storage bottles that medicines would have been mixed, and then filled into other smaller bottles given to patients.