Vintage Apothecary Show Globe Clear Glass Drugstore Display Congratulations Pharmacy Graduate
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Fantastic presentation show globe was given to a pharmacy graduate of 1956 from Owens Illinois glass manufacturers. White lettering around the bottle reads “Congratulations Pharmacy Graduate 1956 From Owens-Illinois.”
An apothecary show globe is a glass vessel (of varying shapes and sizes) containing a colorful liquid that was displayed in the front window of pharmacies of olden times. Many historians believe the globes originated with alchemists and that their strange aura was representative of the secretive and mysterious group. Some believe that early apothecaries used red and blue liquid in the globes to represent arterial and venous blood. It has been a symbol of pharmacy from 17th century England to the early 20th century in the United States.
Listing is for the congratulatory etched show globe in photos 2-10. Please note the red and blue colors in the globe shown in first photo (item has been sold) is due to filling the ground glass lid and bottle with colored water for photograph - THE GLASS IS CLEAR. I placed a cork (not included) in the lid to hold the blue water separately from the red water of the bottle. This globe will be shipped empty, without liquid.
This fascinating glass globe with lid on a metal stand is about 9-1/4" tall. Circa 1950s, in good vintage condition with no chips or cracks.
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