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Chemist's shop sign, French, 1840-1910.

Lepine, John

Chemist's shop sign, French, 1840-1910.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


Winged caduceus (ancient Greek or Roman heraldic wand with two serpents entwined). This example is made of gilt wood and plaster, and was probably a sign outside an apothecary's (druggist or chemist's) shop.

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