Superb Victorian Hand Blown, Reverse Painted Glass Chemist Bottle
Dimensions:W: 18cm (7.1")H: 38cm (15")D: 18cm (7.1")
Truely WONDERFUL Condition Victorian Chemists Jar.
Hand blown and reverse painted and the paint is in such good condition. Clearly seen is a wonderful lion and unicorn...central royal crest and the wording COLOCYNTH.
It has a hand painted tin lid. No damage. Large rough pontil (as there should be) to the base and an internal photograph shows really minimal paint loss...some around the back bottom edge.
A wonderful size too....SO decorative. COLOCYNTH, Bitter Apple or Desert Gourd has been used by Chemists for Centuries. The oil from its seeds is used for medicinal and soap production.
I would prefer collection or courier because of its worth.