Shelf Ware Set of Cannabis Apothecary Jars

These five jars constitute a complete compounding Cannabis pharmacy typical of early twentieth century America. The set demonstrates the advanced knowledge that practitioners of that day possessed about Cannabis and its various forms and uses. This pharmacy carried all three known varieties of herbal Cannabis: Sativa, Indica and Americana, as well as hemp seeds and Cannabis extract. The extract was made by infusing flowering tops in alcohol and then distilling the alcohol out of the mixture. This left a thick, dark concentrate similar to the crude extracts that are becoming popular today for treating cancer and other diseases. The bottles were blown in a two-piece mold with diagonal seams. The stopper is a salt mouth hollow pattern with indentations made in a two-piece mold. These bottles have matching, hand-painted glass labels, edge banded in gold with a fine red outline. The recessed glass label process was patented in 1862 by Wm. N. Walton of New York City and soon became the most popular label style in the U.S., dominating shelf ware design for the next seventy years. At the time these bottles were manufactured, the average drugstore had scores of apothecary jars of drugs on display, often more than 150. As the technology for bottle making improved, apothecary jars became uniform and available in a wide range of capacities. The shelf bottles stayed on display and were refilled from bulk containers and liquid carboy bottles. Each bottle is 10" tall by 3 1/2" square, including stopper, with the bottoms embossed "F&S, St. Louis Mo. Pat’d March 6th 1894." Fay and Schueler Co., St, Louis, MO. Left to Right: CANNABIS SAT., Cannabis sativa, herbal material providing predominantly cannabidiol (CBD). CANNABIS IND., Cannabis indica, herbal material providing predominantly tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). CANNABIS AMER., Cannabis americana, of mixed genetics providing a blend of CBD and THC. SEM. CANNABIS., Seeds of Cannabis. Hemp seed has been in continuous use for tens of thousands of years. Hemp seed is a protein, an oil and a mineral rich food source. The seeds were also used medicinally for a range of prescriptions, including laxatives, corn plasters and dyes. EXT. CANNAB., Cannabis Extract. Even in these days, an extract was a concentrated product with a high THC content.

Image at left is available in any one of the product types listed below. Images are faithfully reproduced at high resolution without watermarks.


12 x 18 Chroma print

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The smooth satin finish recalls the porcelain signs of the early twentieth century. Light and durable, the fade resistant images should last for generations. They are an excellent choice for high traffic, public areas. Easy to maintain, they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and a hidden back support and attached wire, make hanging simple. With no need for mats or glazing, the sturdy metal seems to float an inch off the wall. These aluminum prints are available in 12” x 18” and 20” x 30” inch formats.

Unit Price: $137.50

20 x 30 Chroma print

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The smooth satin finish recalls the porcelain signs of the early twentieth century. Light and durable, the fade resistant images should last for generations. They are an excellent choice for high traffic, public areas. Easy to maintain, they can be wiped clean with a damp cloth and a hidden back support and attached wire, make hanging simple. With no need for mats or glazing, the sturdy metal seems to float an inch off the wall. These aluminum prints are available in 12” x 18” and 20” x 30” inch formats.

Unit Price: $279.50

12 x 18 Fine Art Print Only

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Our fine art digital prints are produced to museum quality specifications. All printing is done on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag cotton fiber paper.

Unit Price: $49.50

Framed Print - 12 x 18 image in a 16 x 22 maple finish frame

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Our hand finished picture frames are available in two natural hardwoods, ½” wide and 1 ⅜” tall. The frames are certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC certification ensures that wood products come from well managed and harvested forests that provide lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. The American natural maple contemporary profile has minimal but durable finish that allows the wood's natural beauty to show through.

Unit Price: $219.50

Framed Print - 12 x 18 image in a 16 x 22 dark brown finish frame

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Our hand finished picture frames are available in two natural hardwoods, ½” wide and 1 ⅜” tall. The frames are certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC certification ensures that wood products come from well managed and harvested forests that provide lasting environmental, social and economic benefits. A richly finished burnt brown hardwood moulding that marries old world charm with modern elegance. The moulding finish is inspired by the medieval town of Cognac in France and is the definition of refinement and design complementing any environment.

Unit Price: $219.50

12 x 18 Art Block - Natural

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Art Blocks are produced from the same high resolution image as our other prints, but mounted to a durable substrate. The optically clear surface lamination means no glass or acrylic to be concerned with. The FSC oak picture frame holds the image two inches off the wall for a dramatic presentation. The small (8” x 12”) or large (12” x 18”) images are excellent for group assemblies, and are favorites for museum visitors. The Art Block offers an affordable modern look with a choice of two sizes.

Unit Price: $105.50

8 x 12 Art Block - Natural

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Art Blocks are produced from the same high resolution image as our other prints, but mounted to a durable substrate. The optically clear surface lamination means no glass or acrylic to be concerned with. The FSC oak picture frame holds the image two inches off the wall for a dramatic presentation. The small (8” x 12”) or large (12”x16”) images are excellent for group assemblies, and are favorites for museum visitors. The Art Block offers an affordable modern look with a choice of two sizes.

Unit Price: $85.50