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Apothecary Jar - Bosisto, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: SH 850623

Green apothecary jar used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1900. Probably contained Bosisto's eucalyptus oil.
Light green oval jar, upright shape with a short neck. Embossed on side - J. Bosisto, Richmond.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 13.50 cm (Height), 5.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: eucalyptus oils, glassware, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals, an, australian, 11, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Pharmacy
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: J.Bosisto/RICHMOND - embossed on side
Manufacturer: J. Bosisto & Co Pty Ltd, circa 1900
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1900


Lani Posted on 19 Nov 2011 9:16 PM
I have a similar bottle which says "This bottle is and always remains the property of J Bosisto & Co.Pty Ltd Richmond Vic". printed in an indentation on one side. Bottle measurements are the same. I am interested in what you think, and what I should do. I dug it out of my garden in Mangere 20years ago, the property was built late 1800. very exciting.

best regards Lani.
Discovery Centre Posted on 20 Nov 2011 4:18 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Lani, it sounds like a good find. In regards to what you should do with the bottle; if you were wanting to find a valuation, the Museum can't provide those but if you check out the Cultural Gifts Program website, there is a list of approved valuers.
lani Posted on 21 Nov 2011 10:18 AM
Thank you for making an exception, and for the information.
best regards
Julie bacon Posted on 30 Dec 2012 6:43 PM
Hi lani,I just found one of those bottles. Did you get an evaluation?

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