Similar to Bezoar stones, (magical stones thought to work against all posions), there are also stories from the Scottish Islands of the use of "snake stones", a very similar folk remedy to the Bezoar's. Snakes were deemed potent due to the belief that as they consumed poisonous creatures, they themselves would act as an antidote if their skin of parts were used in medcines. Further south in England a cure existed to cure a swollen neck by moving a snake across the area nine times, whereupon the poor creature is put inside a tightly sealed bottle and buried next to a rose bush. As the snake dies and decays the swelling will decrease. Another version suggests skinning the snake and placing the skin in a tightly sealed silken bag. With either method however the poor snake comes off the worst.


Handcast from handmade mold, taken from 18th and 19th century medicine bottles, comes with lid modelled after the renaissance ceramic style of Bernard Palissy. Illustrations are orginal inspired by the history of the bottle and medicine.

For display purposes only, and not designed to hold liquids.

Size: 4.5" Height x 2.5" Width

Skin of Snake Jar

$40.00Price
  • Handcast from handmade mold, taken from 18th and 19th century medicine bottles.

    For display purposes only, and not designed to hold liquids.

    Size: 4.5" Height x 2.5" Width

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