Clear glass, wide medicine phial, unembossed.
Two small medicinal phials, one brown, one aqua. The aqua one, when found, contained a small carved wooden stick of some sort, which may have been to do with its contents. Found in a ditch filled in 1883.
Medicine phials found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s. Left, Powell of Blackfriars. This clear-glass bottle has been affected by its burial in the ground, which has given it a black coating. Right, an unembossed mould-blown medicine phial.
A small, free-blown phial for medicine or pigment that was decades old when discarded. It may have been sitting around in a medicine chest or an artist’s paint box.
These little octagonal bottles in cobalt blue or, less commonly, in amber brown are found in rubbish dumps from the 1910s. They may have contained eye-drops. (Information welcome.)
Two thin glass phials, one with a burst-off lip. The other, on the left, contains a gold-coloured residue. Contents unknown.