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Selection of apothecary jars


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A selection of apothecary jars. Four glass cylindrical drug jars with a parchment cover, labelled "Vitriol Alb." (zinc sulphate), "OCUL CANCR" (Crab's eyes - stones found in stomach of cray-fish as animal is about to change in its shell),"Sang Draco.V." (Dragon's blood), and "VITRIOL. COERUL." (copper sulphate). Probably Spanish, 17th or 18th century.


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