bottle; controlled drug; opium

Made:
1801-1850

Brown glass, circle based, unribbed pharmacy bottle woth metal, lose fitting cap to contain approximately 1 gallon of tincture of opium (tinctura opii) or Laudanum. This bottle is broken at the top and is very fragile. Over time the liquid has evaporated leaving a powdered deposit on base. Large whole shoulder of bottle, covered with Selotape. For storage purposes within a pharmacy. Label on front of bottle with identification number '26'.

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A602189
Materials:
glass, dark amber, lid, iron
type:
opium
taxonomy:
  • drug
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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