Apothecary (Medicine/Chemical) Bottle
A Clear (tint) glass formed in a rectangular shape hinged mold with antiquity style depressed front label area and oval back. With very shallow sloping shoulders ending in a tooled lip.
Bottom marked with either 'K', 'J' or 'T'. Presently 2 bottles having 'J' on their base are available.
Consider bottles such as shown with entrapped air bubbles; they aren’t done on purpose or in heavy glass as commonly seen in modern works. These air pockets are set in ‘very thin walled glass’ which in itself tells of the superb glass crafting once found, and at a time when modern innovation didn’t exist. Bottles like these are rare and becoming even more so.
Items Single Quantity •Qty
Apothecary Bottle (APB)
• 1) APB -K
• 1) APB -J
• 1) APB -J2
• 1) APB -T
Product Quantity: Only 4 items in stock. Sale is for 1 Apothecary Bottle for which 4 are offered.
Condition: Very Good! [Ⅰ, Ⅱ] see remarks below.
Size: approx. H: 4.75" x W: 1.75" x Depth: 0.75", ~medium
Weight: lb oz | ~ Ship (lb)
- Ship weight for this sale is an approximation till revised at time of purchase. For which a total 'of all items' and their weights being shipped will be known, should this be required.
Ⅰ - Recovery in Alaska's Deep Ocean Channel Waters.
Simple in home, beach stroll find, or dug hole in the ground recovery it's not! …and forget placid lake diving.
Dark utter blackness and deadly cold water it is … I mentioned dark. It’s a 99% of the time feeling of awe in how unrealistic it truly can be when one tank dives alone. With occasional orca or sea lion tags and those moments of wondering if something very large and additionally dark just drifted over your head, or nudged you. I’m comfortable scuba diving in conditions of zero visibility, though sonar in hand for back-up is best. I have a background as a Certified Instrument Flight Instructor and diving experience dating back to when the UDT (similar to the Seals) was near my home while growing up. As many who enjoy the ocean, I would ride rip tides while snorkel diving and spear fishing as a youth. So too in finding items and artifacts that over the ages have been lost or cast into the oceans, thousands of pounds, researched in decades past. I’ve pursued my passion whenever I could in waters of murk and seeming void.
Ⅱ - Glass and other items recovered have been cleaned of most ocean artifacts, unless otherwise stated.
They have been stored for well over 20+ years and never polished.
Measurements may not be exact and can be slightly off from what is given.
Any imperfection or flecks associated or not with manufacturing is stated 'as-is.'
Reference numbers Ⅲ thru Ⅶ will be noted if remarkable and obvious, though use may not hold completely true.
Ⅲ - Antiquity (100+ years) glass may have been affected by differentiation in conditions (electrolysis of glass impurities) of the area they were later discovered in. Possibly show etching due to time and dissimilarity with its surroundings. Might actually give 'character' to the glass, nature's way of creating art and not just a bottle found in like new condition on some self. Or newly manufactured meant to disguise itself as an older antiquity/vintage bottle.
Ⅳ - Some sea crustaceans have been allowed to stay on glass.
Ⅴ - Bottle has original glass forming entrapped air bubbles, which have broken on surface.
Ⅵ - May have as will be noted, minor chip(s) or flea bites.
Flea Bite: an item with a minute chip or crack as small as a flea bite. Usually can be found on the bottom of the item or its rim, may not even be seen unless looking through a magnifying glass.
Ⅶ - Bottle or glass item is in near original condition as found. May contain fluids or rust/dirt spots, corks etc...
Ⅷ - *Other then Alaskan Recovered Glass*
Not from Alaska waters and is either bought or discovered in lower 48 State digs.
The absolute difference is location and the by far lesser risks to acquire.
Ⅸ - *Canadian Dive Glass *
[Vtg = Vintage] | [Atq = Antique] | [~ = Approximate] | [NA = Not Applicable] | ['s'=small] | ['m'=medium] | ['l'=large]
Very Small ~3.0" or less ● Small ~3.0" to 4.0" ● Medium ~4.0" to 6.0" ● Large ~6.0" to 8.0" ● Very Large ~8.0"+
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