Very Rare Shaft & Globe Apothecary Bottle C1660/70

A wonderful formed shaft and globe bottle with fully intact string rim more than likely used as an apothecary bottle during the late 17th century. Glassmakers mimicked wine bottle forms for the apothecary trade but very few fine examples of this shape exist especially fully intact. Height 5.5 inches, width of body 4 inches. A few scratches exist around the body and a couple of nibbles to the top rim otherwise this bottle is crack free. The inside of the bottle has some rainbow cloudiness which I have not tried to clean. I have had small onion form bottles in this colouration before which were made in Germany so I can only assume this is of a similar origin although the shape is an exact copy of an English wine bottle of the period. C1660/70


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