Glass bottle featuring pictures of saints

Made:
1667
maker:
Unknown

Glass bottle, rectangular with stopper covered in gold fabric, highly decorated with pictures of saints painted on three sides.

On one side of this bottle is a standing saintly figure with his hand raised in blessing, a bird (possibly a dove) overhead. Also featured are a praying figure on his knees and a winged angel or cherub. The date on the reverse, "A.D. 1667" gives us a clue as to the date of this bottle's manufacture and decoration.

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A77272
Measurements:
overall (without lid): 286 mm x 127 mm x 96 mm, .7 kg
overall (with lid): 311 mm x 127 mm x 96 mm,
type:
bottles, pharmacy (glassware) and bottles, pharmacy (glassware) and saints
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust