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Almond Cream

Almond Cream
Almond Cream
Glass, cork, paper
Overall: 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 14 x 5.7 x 4.1 cm )
Colorless glass cosmetic bottle blown in a three-part mold with ground bore, patent lip, cylindrical neck with ring at base, sloped down shoulder, rectangular body with four recessed panels and chamfered corners, and rectangular basal profile; sides of bottle with recessed panels (decorative); pasted on front of bottle, paper label printed in brown and green with Art Nouveau decoration, with inscription beginning "4 FL. OZS. ALMOND CREAM"; paper label pasted on neck with inscription "SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING"; stamp pasted on back of bottle; cork wedged in mouth, with bottle full of brown liquid (sealed).
Object Number 
printed: on label affixed to bottle, front: "4 FL. OZS./ALMOND/CREAM/A 7% ALCOHOL/TOILET PREPARATION/Prevents Rough and/Irritated Skin, Chapped/Hands, Lips and Face/Invaluable in/Sunburn, Chilblains, Scalds/and Sore Face after shaving/Apply freely, rub the parts until dry/DISTRIBUTED BY/E. S. LEADBEATER & SONS,/WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS,/Established 1792. ALEXANDRIA, VA." printed: on label affixed to bottle, neck: "SHAKE/WELL BEFORE/USING" printed: on stamp pasted to back of bottle: "PROPRIETARY/[circle with 5/8 at center, with inscription surrounding circle]UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE SERIES 1914/CENT"
Gallery Label 
Sticker affixed to bottom of bottle has inscription written in ink: "Leadbeater/Drug Store"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group