ONE OF A KIND important antique Victorian Opaline Glass SKULL Poison bottle. The beautiful hand blown glass is decorated with silcer leave on sides(partially wear) and sterling silver skull with genuine old rose cut Bohemian Garnet precious stones.
There is a silver tag engraved with the Latin Motto "Omnium Arttium Medicina Nobelissima est" (The Medicine is the most noble art). The silver cap is in form of a skull also decorated with Garnet precious stones. On the bottom is signed with the Victorian silver hallmarks. The bottle is 75mm without the chain.
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.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Poisons". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia.
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