flask (medical science)

A square bottomed clear glass dispensary flask with an ornately handpainted front.
O˜̰ AD CALC˜̰ " is written in black on a white eliptical shaped background, surrounded by blue foilage. There is a red circle at each side of the writing within the foilage, each divided into 8 sections by an 8 pointed star (perhaps representing a flower). The same, in yellow is at the bottom, beneath the writing. At the top of all this decoration, sits a yellow crown adorned with 3 fleur-de-lis.There is a paper label stuck to the base. There is a circle, in the centre of this is a symbol, perhaps a crest, with writing around the edge of the circle. Not all is legible, but it reads " [illegible] HAUPT- STEUER- AM[] -DUSSELDORF"

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