ONE OF A KIND antique Victorian Cranberry Red crystal&silver Poison bottle c1850. Solid silver engraved cap and silver warning tag with skull and crossed bones. The bottle is 10.3cm. The medicine poison bottles was always made to be notable and not mistaken with the regular medicine , so they was produced in cobalt blue, green or red colors.
And beside the warming colors there was aways skull and bones emblem, so no doubt that there is a poison inside... This bottle belonged to Dr. William Henry Broadbent-the personal physician to Queen Victoria. It comes from his large collection of Victorian medicine artefacts.
A link to the tradition of the memento mori - an object designed to remind us that life is brief and that we should seize the moment while we are here. Since the beginning of time, the skull is been used as a symbol of mortality, victory, the ultimate Memento Mori. The skull represented the contemplation of eternity. In Elizabethan England, it was an emblem of bawds, rakes and sexual adventure.Its a symbol men, in particular, have always loved to paint, carve, cast, and wear. NOTE:PLEASE OBSERVE CAREFULLY THE PHOTOS! IT IS A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. Every potencial defect which is shown in the photos, but not mention in the description, will be considered for described. All the photos shoot by professional Nikon 105 Macro lens under 40x diopter magnification, so you can explore even the smallest detail like under microscope! Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.
The item "ONE OF A KIND antique Victorian Cranberry Red crystal&silver Poison bottle c1850" is in sale since Wednesday, September 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Poisons". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.