Antique Apothecary Box, ca. 1850 – 1870, box measures 7″ x 7″ x 8 1/4″ (18 x 18 21 cm), this partly red velvet lined mahagony box is complete filled with 14 labelled original bottles of different sizes; they all fit perfectly into the box! All free blown glass stoppered bottles are obviously original, most stoppers are stuck now, most bottles still filled; the 14 bottles have different labels: “F. Slater 55, Darlington Street, Wigan” (10), “F. A. Emery High Street, Notting Hill” (1), “C. Batchelor & Son, 6 Nugentterace, Abbey Place, Near St. Mark’s Church, St. John’s Wood” (1), “James Garner 10, Frederick Place, Hampstead Road” (2). In the drawer you find glass pestle and mortar, 2 small tin drug boxes with lid, steel beam balance with brass pans and weights. Apart from the missing key is the box in an excellent condition! No damages or repairs, no hidden defects.
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My hometown is Kiel, an important German port and maritime centre on the Baltic Coast. Being a lecturer in economics, in 1977 I started dealing in nautical antiques as a side line. Later on, my interests, and the stock, changed to microscopes and medical items. Located in Hildesheim and having sold several thousend antique microscopes we are always keen to buy early continental microscopes.