Milk Glass Jars

The terms "sativa" and "Indica" are used quite differently today than they were one hundred years ago. Though it was not understood at the time, the established Sativa varieties provided predominantly cannabidiol (CBD), whereas the newly introduced Indica varieties provided predominantly tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The medical profession had no tools to identify these chemicals or assay their contents. Using only their powers of observation, the practitioners were able to pinpoint the varieties of Cannabis and direct them toward specific indications. Phytologists are scientists who study the evolution of plants. Modern technology now enables a comparison of the genetic fingerprint (DNA) of individual plants to assess their probable evolution. Phytologists are currently collecting the available Cannabis varieties and comparing their genetic code to DNA from plants preserved in herbarium collections. This data promises new understandings of how Cannabis evolved as our ancestors carried it to the far reaches of the planet. Phytologists are also able to fingerprint DNA from the residues preserved in many of the jars in the Cannabis Museum collection. These preserved residues are yielding DNA that will be most useful to this research by identifying which varieties were actually used medicinally. Undoubtedly, the coming years will bring new Cannabis discoveries, including new nomenclature that will settle this confusion over species, variety names and the re-establishment of old varieties with far different properties than the narrow gene pool offers us today. The glass blowers of Venice were the first to use tin oxide with antimony and arsenic oxides to manufacture milk glass, an opaque bright white glass made to imitate fine porcelain. These thin counter bottles are 11 1/2" tall, with a 5 1/2" diameter at the base, and were mouth blown in a two-piece mold and highly polished to a satin finish. The wide salt mouth bottle necks accommodate the snug fitting mouth blown tops that are integral to the overall design. The base and neck rings are an homage to the earlier porcelain designs as well as an aid in handling. A popular glass design that appeared in the 1860s, the earliest examples have the rings applied after the bottle was blown. The labels are directly applied gold leaf with hand trimmed edges. The hand lettering and border decoration are painted with asphaltum.

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