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Dr. Wistars Balsam of Wild Cherry

Weight:1 lbs

Original Labeled still corked pontiled Dr Wistars medicine bottle 6 1/2" high. contents still remain although half has evaporated of the course of 175 years. No issues please ask any questions.Glass bottle with green tint, blown in a two-part mold; down-tooled lip, cylindrical neck, sloped down shoulders, and octagonal body; paper label pasted onto bottle, and sides contain lengthwise inscription "DR. WISTARS/ BALSAM OF/ WILD CHERRY/ PHILADA."; mold seam and pontil mark on base.

GALLERY LABEL: An example of Dr. Wistar's Cherry Balsam, published in American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry, is documented as having been blown in a private mold of Dr. John Park of Cincinnati, OH, in the 1850s. McKearin hypothesized that Dr. Park, among others, made as well as sold the balsam. The additional warning "none was genuine until signed by L. Butts" has been assigned to the east in the 1840s; all orders were to be sent to Seth E. Fowle in Boston, MA. (See Publications)