Pharmacy ball sign - wood and glass Val Saint Lambert, 19th century

  • Period:End of 19th century
  • Country of Origin:Belgium
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):70cm x 40cm 
  • Weight:7Kg
  • Number of components:1
  • Condition:good
  • Style:XIX ème
  • Materials:glass / Wood 
  • Price:1250 €

Big ball sign of window pharmacy ( mouth blown crystal and carved), probably Val Saint Lambert, reposing on its authentic wood base, all of origin, time Napoleon III (about 1860).

Note: the neck of the globe has a crack.

These signs (suspended or placed on a stand like this one) were placed in the window and filled with a colored liquid, typical of pharmacies in the 19th century, recalling old medical equipment or laboratory like test tubes, flasks, chemistry balloons . These unusual objects now decorate the cabinets of curiosities, taxidermy ...