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c.14th Century Middle Ages Monastery Infirmary Medicine Bottle
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These types of medieval unglazed monastic infirmary bottles were made in Normandy France. They were exported to the monasteries of England. The monastic herb garden within the monastry complex provided the herbs necessary for the monastic apothecary to crush and mix into herbal remedies of ointments and potions. Within the infirmary was a pharmacy where these remedies were made and transferred to this type of bottle to be administered by the physician in an attempt to cure the ailments of the sick. This bottle would have contained a liquid remedy maybe for ingestion and could be filled many times over until it was broken. These monastic infirmaries ran until the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry Vlll. A rare survivor of pre-dissolution monastic pottery.
Harvey Evans Antiques has clarified that the c.14th Century Middle Ages Monastery Infirmary Medicine Bottle (LA323702) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.14th Century A.D.
This medieval bottle has one chip to the base and has one kiln scar to the body which occurred during the firing process. See photographs for details. Good solid condition.
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This c.14th Century Middle Ages Monastery Infirmary Medicine Bottle is located in Derbyshire, United Kingdom