Victorian Glass Chemist Carboy

£495.00

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Description

A fine example of a heavy Victorian glass Chemist Carboy. It is in beautiful condition with just one small chip to the stopper which does not detract. Mouth blown bottle with no cracks and can be filled with coloured water as shown in the pictures. It has been a symbol of pharmacy from the 17th century England to the early 20th century in the United States. It marked the drugstore or apothecary in much the same way as the barber’s pole marked its establishments. People who were illiterate needed such symbols to locate these medical practitioners. It stands approx. 48cms tall and 25cms wide. UK Shipping only preferred on this item due to its delicate nature.

 

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Weight 7 kg

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