Here is another antique 19th century brown glass apothecary bottle.
Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, etc. These are becoming increasingly rare!
Apothecary derives from the Ancient Greek word ἀποθήκη (apothḗkē, “a repository, storehouse”) via Latin apotheca (“repository, storehouse, warehouse”), Medieval Latin apothecarius (“storekeeper”), and eventually Old French apotecaire.
In some languages the word “apothecary” is still used for designating a pharmacist/chemist, such as German and Dutch (Apotheker) and Luxembourgish (Apdikter). Likewise, “pharmacy” translates as “apotek” in the Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish) and some Slavic languages such as Bosnian “apoteka”, Serbian “апотека”, Russian and Ukrainian “аптека” (pronounced “apteka”).
Use of the term “apothecary” in the names of businesses varies with time and location. In some areas of the United States it has experienced a nostalgic revival and been used for a wide variety of businesses, while in other areas such as California its use is restr
Approximate size is 6.5″ x 3.5″