Here for sale is a fantastic antique apothecary bottle. This bottle dates from the 19th century (Victorian or earlier) with hand blown glass. The bottoms have a “pontil scar” where the pontil was broken from the blown glass. In these cases the bottles would have been made by skilled glass blowers using techniques that would have been in use from the 18th Century. 

The bottle bear its latin inscriptions for its contents. The pharmacist would need to know the meaning of these and use their handbooks of “materia medica” to keep up to speed with contents.  

Original stopper, the glass jar is in great condition which no cracks or chips. 


The original labels shows lots of wear but adds to their charm.  Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

We are a family company and love sourcing unusual pieces which bring a burst of individual style to the most modern of interiors, creating interiors with soul!

Dimensions are approximate

9.5 cm diameter, 24 cm height

Antique Victorian Apothecary Bottle Chemist Jar Hand Blown Pontil Scar Latin


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    Retrobarn, Flamstead

    Hertfordshire. AL3 8DW

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