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If you love sea life and vintage aqua glass bottles, you'll love this beautiful collection which also includes a small vintage tin tray. This set would be beautiful displayed in your beach house or your home away at the beach. What a beautiful coastal display.

The tallest bottle with the white pencil starfish is a vintage medicine bottle. It's embossed on the front with the words HERB BITTERS. One side is embossed with: S. B. GOFF'S and the other side is embossed with CAMDEN, N.J. S. B. Goff was a prolific manufacturer of patent medicines at the end of the 19th century. He had at least 7 medicines: 1) Herb Bitters 2) regular Cough Syrup 3) Magic Oil 4) Worm Syrup 5) Sarsaparilla and Blood Purifier 6) Indian Vegetable Cough Syrup and Blood Purifier, not sure of the 7th. About 1910, S.B. Goff’s Cough Syrup was being sold in a 25 cent size. Part of the advertising wrapped around the bottle included a postcard which read, "Mail this card today for a free sample of Goff’s Herb Bitters." The patron was requested to give his address and that of a friend who might benefit to whom another bottle might be sent. A warning was noted: No sample would be sent unless the name of the dealer (from which the original purchase was made) was included. Apparently there were some unscrupulous consumers like the one described in a letter sent to the Druggist Circular which complained of a customer who requested a sample. The sample was sent and a week or so later, the customer complained the sample "never arrived" and asked for another sample. Lots more interesting reading about S.B. Goff: http://www.nj.com/gloucester/voices/index.ssf/2010/09/the_kepharts_the_history_of_th.html
The bottle is topped with a beautiful white pencil starfish, edged with silver leaf paint and then trimmed with jute that I have hand dyed a sweet pink. No sand was added. This bottle is beautiful just the way it is.

The next tallest bottle is the tall slim bottle with the mitra mitra on top. This bottle is a vintage medicine bottle for babies that was produced in Vancouver, BC. This bottle dates in the 1920s. It's embossed on the front with SIROP D ANIS GAUVIN. In the early 1900's it was prescribed for babies and children for colic, dysentary, sleeplessness, and painful detention. It was to be taken 2-3 times per day - a month or younger -10 to 15 drops, each month add 5 to 8 more drops, 1 year -1 to 2 teaspoons, adults 1/2 to 1 tablespoon. Unfortunately or fortunately it was banned after several infant deaths. Here's more interesting reading and photos about this bottle: http://www.herbmuseum.ca/node/764
This bottle is topped with the orange and white mitra mitra. Love these shells. It was edged with silver leaf paint and trimmed with pink jute that I have hand dyed.

The next bottle is a fabulous old bottle with a very nice patina. This was a medicine bottle from the mid 1850s. The bottle is embossed on the front with DR. TOBIAS NEW YORK and on the back it is embossed with VENETIAN LINIMENT. It sold for 25 cents per bottle and was said to cure cholera, colic, sea sickness, chronic rheumatism, votiming, cuts, burns, old sores, swellings, tooth ache, headache and pains of all kinds or no pay. I have topped this beautiful bottle with a pink sea urchin, edged the bottle with silver leaf paint and then trimmed it also with pink hand dyed jute.

Included with this listing is a cute vintage tin tray that I have painted and added two lovely white and tan scallop shells as little handles on each side. The handles are mainly for view but you can hold the tray by the shell handles without anything on the tray. The tray makes a lovely presentation of the bottles.

Again, these bottles have lots of history and date from the mid 1850s to the early 1900s. I always clean my bottles. Any residue is there to stay because of age, which gives them even more character. I do try to get out as much dirt as I can. They look beautiful together displaying on a mantel, shelf or table top. Sand included to place on the tray to display your bottles.

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♥ starfish bottle
bottle = 5 7/8" tall x 2" wide x 1" deep
starfish = 4 3/8" tall x 5" wide
total height = 10" tall

♥ mitra mitra bottle
bottle = 4 3/4" tall x 1 1/4" diameter
mitra mitra = 2 3/4" tall x 5/8" wide
total height = 7 1/4" tall

♥ sea urchin bottle
bottle = 4 1/4" tall x 2" wide x 1" deep
sea urchin = 2" tall x 1 5/8" wide
total height = 6 1/4" tall

♥ tray measurements
shell to shell = 10 1/2" long
width = 6 1/2" wide

Beach Decor Set of 3 Vintage Aqua Glass Bottles with Shell Art - Starfish, Sea Urchin, Mitra Mitra and Vintage Tray


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  • Materials: vintage bottles, sand, jute, paint, starfish, sea urchin, seashells
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