Two Bottles of Medicine - Artifacts
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Two bottles of blood tonic, one in a package. A: Dark glass bottle with raised Chinese characters on one side and measurement lines on the other. Raised letters "oz." On the front is a pink and wine colored label decorated with flowers and scrolls. At the top are white Chinese characters and below in English "Blood tonic". There is an English explanation of usage and dosage. On the back is white paper label with a lion and unicorn crest and Chinese characters printed in red and green. On the left side is a green printed white stamp, possibly an export stamp. Along the neck a yellow label in black and red "National Dispensary Shang - hai". Top has silver foil seal. B: Identical bottle to A. wrapped in an instructional paper with black printed Chinese characters. The wrapped bottle is inside a cardboard package which has a blue exterior and is wrapped in yellowed cellophane. Labels identical to those on the bottle are also on the outside of the box. The box has been eaten by insects.