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Vintage Valpin PB Phenobarbital apothecary jar

Vintage Valpin PB Phenobarbital apothecary jar

Regular price $75.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $75.00 USD
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This vintage Valpin PB apothecary jar is a nice piece of pharmaceutical history! Originally made to hold Valpin PB, a brand name for phenobarbital. Phenobarbital is a barbiturate used to treat a variety of ailments, especially epilepsy. Use this canister in the bathroom or just display it on a shelf. Also makes a great gift for a pharmacist, doctor, or curiosity and oddity collector. In good, vintage condition with some minor imperfections and wear. Please read description, details and condition below and view and zoom in on all photos.

✦ Vintage Valpin PB apothecary jar.
✦ Made of heavy ceramic.
✦ Likely made in the 50s and used in a drug store of the era.
✦ Marked USA on bottom of jar.
✦ Nicely detailed with gold paint accents.
✦ Lid is the type that just loosely sits on top and does not seal or tightly close.
✦ In good condition with minor wear and imperfections including some heavy crazing all over and minor shallow fleabites on rim.

✦ About 8.5 inches tall (with lid on).

✦ Good, vintage condition with minor wear. Jar is heavily crazed all over. See photo #5 for details.
✦ Rim of jar has some rough spots that may be shallow fleabite chips, or could just be from manufacturing. See photo #6 for details,
✦ Some scratches in design and some gold paint loss. See photos #7 and 8 for details.
✦ Some marks and discoloration in white ceramic.
✦ Some bubbles, rough spots, dents, dings, and pinholes in paint and glaze may also be present as a result of the manufacturing and painting process.

Please view all photos carefully for details as they are part of the description. Due to monitor and lighting differences, actual color may vary slightly from what appears on your screen.


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All of the vintage and retro items I offer have been carefully hand selected by me for their uniqueness, quality, or kitschiness. Many of these items have had previous lives and because of their age may show age-related wear such as stains, crazing, or minor chips that do not detract from the quality or character of the item. As many items are hand painted and hand glazed, there may also be minor paint or glaze imperfections present. I do my best to highlight any imperfections or damage in my listings either through descriptions or pictures. Please carefully review the pictures to get a clear idea of the condition of the item.

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