Cannabis Sativa, Indica and Semen, with Enameled Caps

Cannabis is believed to have originated as a single species in Central Asia. It may have been the first cultivated crop. Seeds of the useful plant were carried on migrations across the planet. Through thousands of years of careful husbandry, our ancestors bred the Cannabis species in remarkably divergent directions. Europeans and Asians created varieties of the plant with far different medical properties. Cannabis sativa, L. was named in 1753 by the father of plant taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus. Working in Sweden, Linnaeus knew only the European varieties of oilseed and fiber hemp that found their way into early European and American folk remedies. In the mid-eighteenth century, shipping commerce brought in new forms of herbal Cannabis and hashish from India and other Asian countries. A second, psychoactive species of the plant was identified by the French naturalist Jean-Baptiste Lamarck as Cannabis indica (from India) in 1785. Physicians of a hundred years ago did not have the tools of modern chemistry. Using only their powers of observation, they quickly recognized the medical potential of Cannabis indica varieties and learned their differences from the Cannabis sativa species that had been available. American apothecaries preserved these different varieties and knew their uses for different indications. Today, we understand that the European varieties included genetics that primarily produced cannabidiol (CBD), whereas the newly imported Indica plants included genetics that produced tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Modern science explains that THC is an agonist at receptors in the brain and other organs that are called cannabinoid receptors. CBD is an antagonist at the receptor and moderates the effects of THC. Used individually, CBD and THC have diverse medical properties. Using them in combination results in a wide range of medical effects. The Bottles This set of three species jars are excellent examples of early nineteenth century flint glass. They feature a blow over neck finished without a lip to accept a snug fitting metal or glass cap. The thin bottles were mouth blown and spin finished in a one-piece wooden mold, as indicated by the tapered form allowing the bottle to break free of the mold. The domed base of each bottle has a significant pontil mark. The green and gold japanned tin caps are hand soldered with lead. The labels are directly applied gold leaf with stenciled black lettering.

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