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Author Topic: help pls to identify an apothecary bottle - ID = Beatson Clark  (Read 575 times)

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Offline Bunbury

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Hi to everyone on the glass message board  :hi:  

I stumbled across this excellent site and have spent too much time browsing! ::)

Hope someone will be able to help identify or give me some more info on a rather attractive apothecary's / chemist's bottle which has come my way.  I have attached pictures below and as you will see it is clear moulded glass (is that the term for two pieces of glass moulded together rather than a piece of blown glass with a pontil?)  On one side of the item the words Inf: Buchu: Conc: 1-7 have been etched.  I believe this stands for infusion of Buchu with a concentrate but I could be wrong.  

The item has a ground glass stopper and underneath has the number 16 pressed into the base with two curious arrows pointing in opposite directions, each with a little tail which goes out vertically from the base of the arrow.

I think it could well be continental (sorry if I have posted this query in the wrong place  :spls2: ) and I wonder if the arrows represent a military connection?  The bottle stands 19cm high (22cm with stopper).  Look forward to any help you may be able to give..

Thanks so much

Bunny

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Re: help pls to identify an apothecary bottle
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 01:10:13 PM »
Welcome to the GMB. This is indeed the right place to post, though you might get more help from a specialised bottle site. Your bottle is mould blown, but it is the mould that is in two pieces so it can open, not the glass.

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Re: help pls to identify an apothecary bottle
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 02:06:49 PM »
quite a modern bottle; the label refers to a concentrated Buchu infusion - a herbal prostate cure (http://www.ageless.co.za/herb-buchu.htm) which may not be a a standard apothecary stock.

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Re: help pls to identify an apothecary bottle
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2011, 03:54:17 PM »
Christine and Ivo

Thanks very much for your responses and guidance.  Let's see if anyone else can shed light on the arrows!

Bunny

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Re: help pls to identify an apothecary bottle
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2011, 04:15:30 PM »
The arrows symbol is for Beatson Clark, a well known bottle works who are still in business: http://www.beatsonclark.co.uk/index.php
Your bottle looks nice, but I think it's a fairly recent example.

Steven

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Re: help pls to identify an apothecary bottle
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2011, 04:52:42 PM »
Steven

Thanks for your reply.  I knew that this glass community would be able to assist!   :hiclp:

Bunny

 

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