18th-century apothecary medicine bottle, free-blown from a transparent lead glass of a pale aqua-blue hue. Tapering cylindrical body with a high conical kick-up and rough pontil; tubular neck leading to an everted horizontal lip.
Apothecary bottles and phials were used extensively during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries to store and transport medicines, oils, powders and chemicals. This is a fine example of a bottle most likely used for medicine, the kicked-up base is designed to allow any sediments to gather more easily around the bottom of the bottle and not be poured.
Date & Origin
England, c1740-60. Period of George II or III.
Height: 9cm Diameter: 4cm
Property of a private collector, Edinburgh (1938-2021).
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Exhibit Antiques & Collectibles has clarified that the 18th Century English Glass Apothecary Bottle C1750 (LA442816) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being C1750
Excellent, entirely intact, age-related weathering and limey residue to the interior. No chips, cracks or restoration.