A Victorian apothecary bottle with a label marked ‘Dragon’s Blood’.
I found this bottle in a batch with other similar bottles from a clearance of an old pharmacy. This one stood out as it had this most interesting and unusual hand-written label. I’m not sure whether there was some sort of potion or medicine known as ‘dragon’s blood’ but the other bottles were marked with quite ordinary contents.
Unfortunately, the bottle was rinsed by the previous owner, but there still appears to be some red residue attached to the inside of the bottle.
The chemist bottle is in good condition with only one tiny chip to the rim. The Stopper has a few chips around the edge. There are a couple of paint drips to the outside of the bottle. There is a bubble around the neck of the bottle and a few bubbles in the stopper, caused when they were made. The apothecary bottle measures approx. 17cm tall including the lid.
Perfect for a curiosity cabinet.