Author Mary Bogard (1983) writes, “Enamelled glass vessels were being made in Europe in the 15th century by the Venetians, and in the 16th century by German glassmakers.” By the 17th century, German bottles were being used as pharmaceutical shelfware. The earliest of these German apothecary vessels were hand-blown glass, green in color and round in shape, and bore enamel labels with red and black iconography to identify their contents.


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