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Stately and a lit­tle spooky, apothe­cary jars and bot­tles add mys­tique to your fall dé­cor.

Flea Market Décor - - Contents - BY KATHRYN DRURY WAG­NER

START­ING AS EARLY AS THE 16TH CEN­TURY,

phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal bot­tles were used for stor­age and dis­play, ac­cord­ing to the His­tory of Pharmacy Mu­seum at the Uni­ver­sity of Ari­zona Col­lege of Pharmacy. “Salt mouths” are the wide-mouthed ver­sions, while “tinc­tures” are nar­row, used for liq­uids. Whether they have pa­per la­bels or in­dented in­for­ma­tion, these in­tri­cate glass­ware pieces add vin­tage charm to a room. For de­tails, see Sources, page 128.

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