A matching pair of late Victorian apothecary hanging show globes.
It has been a symbol of the apothecary or 'Pharmacy' since the 17th century. Its iconic design helped the illiterate locate medical assistance without the need to read.
By repute, there has been many folk tales regarding the use of the coloured liquid used to fill the vessel displayed. One belief was that if the globe was filled with red liquid, there was a plague in town, but if it was filled with green, all was well.
H:55cm Dia:25cm (without chains)
Price is for one globe.
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