Hashish Apothecaries

Hashish, or hasheesh, is a powdered or compressed concentrate of the Cannabis flower. Hashish making is an ancient practice with a long social history in India, Turkey, Egypt and other Asian and Middle Eastern countries. The smoking of hashish was popularized in the West by the writings of Hugh Fitz Ludlow, among others. The eating of hashish, especially in candies, has been very popular over time. Hashish was originally made by collecting and compressing the powdered resins beaten from the flowering tops of the plant. Modern methods sift the resinous glands or use water or dry ice to separate and concentrate the resins. These bottles demonstrate four forms of popular label design. For generations, shop bottles were relabeled and repurposed as needed. Left to Right: Turkish Hashish bottle, 7" tall with a 2 1/4" diameter, brown glass bottle marked W.T. & CO. A salt mouth pattern made by Whitall Tatum Company in Millville, NJ from 1868 until 1903, it has a mushroom pattern snug fitting top. The glass label is hand lettered with red top and bottom bands, an early safety warning. Moroccan Hashish, 8 1/2" tall with a 4 1/4" diameter. This is a heavy and highly polished bottle with horizontal bands at the base and shoulder. The thin, wide lid with elegant top was cast in a three-piece mold. Octagonal Hashish Humidor with a molded top that features a recess under the handle to place a small moistened sponge to humidify the contents. Both crude and pressed hashish, as well as other smoking herbs including tobaccos and Cannabis flower tops, were stored in accessible counter jars like these. The rose tinted jar was cast in a three section mold. Hashish Jar, 3 1/4" tall made in a two-piece mold. This bottle is from a home pharmacy chest. The elegant beaded edged stopper was cast in a three-piece mold. Hashish, display bottle with white recessed label made by Whitall, Tatum & Company (W.T. & CO.) of Millville, NJ from 1868 to 1903. The 12" tall flint glass bottle was blown in a two-piece mold and has several casting blemishes on the shoulder and neck. Hashish, display bottle, 10" tall show apothecary with matching swirled inverted acorn stopper, the shoulder and base are banded with a matching pattern. The elegant rose cast is the result of selenium added to the glass. Hashish, 7 1/4" tall bottle with a 2 3/4" diameter purple glass, the result of added magnesium. The bottle has a tall applied neck that was left unfinished. The copper leaf label is hand lettered and outlined in asphaltum. The inner lip of the cast stopper is embossed "EDDY & EDDY MFG. CO.," marking an early twentieth century St. Louis glass manufacturer. Hashish, large, 12" x 4 1/8" square counter bottle blown in a three section mold. The hollow and indented stopper comes from a two-piece mold. The bottom is embossed "F&S, St. Louis Mo. Pat'd March 6th 1894." Fay and Schueler Co., St. Louis, MO. Hasheesh, brown bottle made in the late nineteenth century by Whitall Tatum Company (W.T. & CO.) of Millville, NJ. Blown in a two-piece mold with side seams, the 8" tall by 2 3/4" square has a salt neck. Hasheesh, thin flint glass bottle, 5 1/2" tall, blown in a one-piece wooden mold. The solid stopper made in a two-piece mold has an unfinished pontil scar. This label is an excellent example of a surface applied glass label patented in England on June 19, 1854 by W.J. Bisseker.

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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