This is a lovely small antique 19th century apothecary engraved  medicine glass  beaker housed in a Boxwood case.
The cylindrical Boxwood case  has a stamp to the screw top lid 'Gilbertson & Son London. Inside is an undamaged clear glass medicine measuring beaker which is engraved  for 1 table, 1 dessert and 1 teaspoon.

The Boxwood case measures 6cm h x 5cm w


Gilbertson and sons were ' smelling bottle makers, dealers in druggists sundries, medical glass and earthenware, court plaisters, lint, medical chests etc;' and operated out of Old Bailey Street and St Andrews  street in London in the mid to late 1800s. The company was dissolved  in 1889 and the business was sold on.

Antique Medicine Beaker Case & Engraved Beaker

    We first became involved in Antique Treen and furniture some twenty five years ago and since then a passion for Treen, small wooden snuff boxes and decorative wooden items has developed into Opus Antiques.

    This web site shows only a  small selection of our current stock for sale, if you are looking for something you don't see, please contact us.


    We are also interested in buying Antique Treen items. As well as using our Contact page, you can also email or telephone us on 07941 285532


    The word Treen is derived from the word tree and is a term used to describe wooden household objects, all turned from one piece of wood e.g. a bowl, plate, gingerbread mould, and spoons, always having a function.

    Nowadays when we talk about Antique Treen it tends to cover all small wooden items including antique snuff boxes, candle stands, spice towers, etc. often made from several pieces of turned wood.


    When a piece of wood has been painstakingly turned or carved, handled, polished and loved over a few hundred years old, it can develop a wonderful colour and patina and becomes an irresistible piece of Antique Treen.

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