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This auction is for 4 assorted miniature or small sized antique bottles, ranging in ages from around 1870 through 1900, in various beautiful shades of aqua and light copper blue.

The tallest bottle features advertising for Pritchard's Teething Powders (probably cocaine). These bottles likely contained medications, caster oil and possibly glue in the case of the smaller, squat bottle.

They're all hand-made and full of bubbles, impurities and imperfections. The tops on three of them are not broken, but shear-tops, where the bottles were literally sheared off the top of the blow-pipe and never finished off. Typically a mark of something mass produced to the cheapest possible price.

So, not rare, but just a lovely wee collection of 110+ year old bottles that would look fabulous against the light on a windowsill :-)

Measures 150mm, 130mm & 90mm high respectively.
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There is no "Buy Now" option as I'd prefer to let the auction run its course to give everyone a fair chance at getting something great :-)

No problem to combine shipping on multiple items - just advise before paying so I can provide you with a price. Successful bidders can collect in person from our HAMILTON EAST location if preferred. Items shipped untracked are on an 'all care, no responsibility' basis. If you are not happy with an item for any reason, please contact me so we can rectify the situation to your satisfaction.

See my other listings for items such as rings, earrings, watches, brooches and other jewelry, militaria (including medals, badges etc), coins and banknotes, toys, bottles (stoneware, crocks, pot lids, ginger beers etc), china, kitchenalia, advertising material, postcards, stamps, many other antiques and retro collectibles!
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  • New Zealand Post (NZ Wide)$4.50
  • New Zealand Post > tracked > urban$6.00
  • New Zealand Post > tracked > rural$9.70
  • Australia (Std Airmail At Your Own Risk)$9.00
  • Australia Courier$30.00
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  • Seller location: Cambridge, Waikato, NZ

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