ONE OF A KIND Victorian hand cut mountain crystal Poison bottle. 18k gold plated Sterling silver Skull shaped cap decorated with genuine Garnet precious stones in the eyes. The bottle very long -20cm. The medicine poison bottles was always made to be notable and not mistaken with the regular medicine bottles , and aways decorated with 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.
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The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.