Bottle, Compound Liquorice

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A clear glass Compound Liquorice Powder chemist bottle. The bottle features a white paper label with black and red text. COMPOUND / LIQUORICE POWDER / Prepared according to the formula of British / Pharmacopoea./ An agreeable laxative for delicate / people and children. / Dose - Half a tea-spoonful to a tea-spoonful, in a / little milk or water. / Prepared for / A. E. Sykes, Chemist / NEW PLYMOUTH NEW ZEALAND " is written on the front of the label. The label also features a royal crest at the top and ornamentation on the corners. The bottle is empty.
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Refreshing or wholesome, cooling or curative, Sykes’s had the product to suit, even if some of their marketing now seems a little hard to swallow. For more information see Cattle Enemas and Cordial: Sykes’s in in Moffat, A. Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. Wellington, Huia, 2012, pp. 42-47. 
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