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S/2396 Antique Treen 19th Century Large Apothecary's Boxwood Case with Glass Container

An extremely large apothecary's boxwood case having its original glass bottle and replaced cork stopper. The threaded and domed lid is above a cylindrical body in the traditional form. These bottle holders were made to protect the glass bottles or containers while travelling, which would have contained perfume or medicines. The whole has a lovely honey colour and patination.

Sold 9 in. (25 cm.) High
3 in. (9.5 cm.) Diameter English Circa 1870