19th-century glass apothecary jar "Semina Lini" - 9½"

SKU: 18598

US$193
This 19th-century French apothecary jar, made from glass with a tin lid, is labeled "Semina Lini," the Latin term for linseed or flaxseed. Historically, linseed was valued in pharmacies for its medicinal properties. It served as a demulcent, soothing irritated tissues within the body, and acted as a mild laxative for digestive health.

Externally, it was used in poultices to alleviate skin inflammations. This apothecary jar not only offers a glimpse into the pharmaceutical practices of the past but also serves as a unique decorative piece with functional historical significance, ideal for collectors or as an aesthetic addition to home decor.

Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 9½" high x 4" diameter
Approx. overall 24cm high x 10cm diameter

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