ONE OF A KIND Victorian Blue glass Poison bottle. Gold plated Skull cap c1860's. 18k gold plated Skull&snake cap The bottle is attached to a skull shaped brooch so it can be wear as a fob. The bottle is 6.5cm.
Together with the chain fob is 10cm long. 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! Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's.
The item "ONE OF A KIND Victorian Blue glass Poison bottle. Gold plated Skull cap c1860's" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019.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.