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A fantastic set of four antique apothecary bottles. All have original gilt edged glass labels and wide necks. The label under glass labels show that the bottles are late 19th Century. The  “Label Under Glass” was a technique used so that an elaborate and decorative label would be protected by covering in a thin layer of glass.

One of the bottles has the makers mark for the 'York Glass Co'. The York Flint glass company was set up in 1835 by Joseph Spence. They specialised in medical and pharmacy measuring vessels. The York Glass Company who operated in the latter 19th century/ early 20th century and would have made these bottles on a large scale as demand grew through the industrial revolution.  

Perfect for staging in a bathroom or kitchen to add personality and soul to an interior.

1. Pulv Antim - with stopper, some damage to label under the glass

2. Pulv Boracis - Made by The York Glass Company, no stopper and damage to rim

3. Pulv Ipecac - with stopper

4. Bism Salicyl - no stopper 


Two of the bottles are missing stoppers. One has a repair to the rim. Great condition for age with no cracks or chips. 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!


1. 8 cm dimeter, 20 cm height

2. 6 cm dimeter, 14 cm height

3. 6 cm dimeter, 16 cm height

4. 5 cm dimeter, 12 cm height

Terms of sale

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the auction details.

Buyer pays postage on all returns and should be tracked with full insurance.


If it is a collect in person please arrange collection within 7 days from our Retrobarn in Flamstead, Hertfordshire. Viewing of items is welcome. The Retrobarn is open by appointment.

All items are packed using recycled cardboard and bubble wrap. Items are sent tracked, insured and signed for. 

If items has been damaged in transit, please contact us on the day of delivery and please take photos of the product and packaging, for insurance purposes.

Antique Victorian Apothecary Liquid Under Glass Wide Neck Chemist Bottle Set 4

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