18k gold plated silver cap and tag. The bottle is 46mm without the chain. According to the ancient pharmacy tradition the most deadly poisons was kept in cobalt blue bottles, in order to be easily recognizable. Also red and green bottle was used.Beside the warning colors the death symbols like skull and bones was adopted to be 100% sure that the poison wont be mistaken with some other medicine. 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.
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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 important antique Victorian Blue Murano Glass SKULL Poison bottle" is in sale since Saturday, July 7, 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.