EARLY INSANITY CURE APOTHECARY BOTTLE - HAND BLOWN PONTIL
Directory: Vintage Arts: Instruments and Implements: Medical: Apothecary: Pre 1900: Item # 1470097
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PO Box 1896
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
The 8.5 inch tall bottle sports a pontil on the base, and is of early blown glass construction. The fancy, applied label is complete, shows mild age related stains and wear and is in good condition.
The photo demonstrates an unobtrusive crack above the letters 'SER' on the gold label. The perfect fitting stopper is of ground glass construction and is in very good order as well.
The inside of the bottle notes slight staining and could be cleaned if desired.
Very nice indeed!
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