The Company is proud to present to you this collection of 12 extremely rare 19th century French mercury glass apothecary bottles with metal lids. This is perhaps the most exciting purchase we made in Provence this summer. Authentic antique mercury glass is becoming more difficult to find, and we have never before seen such an amassing of mercury glass apothecary bottles!
Mercury glass, sometimes referred to as silvered glass or poor man's silver, is not actually made of mercury at all. It is glass which is blown double-walled and then filled with a silver nitrate solution. The result is a beautifully delicate piece of architectural jewelry and the French are known for their superior color and quality.
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Bottles with Metal Lids
(2) 10" tall x 3.25" diameter
(8) 8.5" tall x 3.25" diameter
(2) 6.25" x 2.25" diameter