Here's the story . . .
Arsenic Storage Bottle Of Infamous French Poisoner, Marie Davaillaud-Besnard. Very well-known in France.
Marie poisoned 13 people from 1927 until 1947. Her victims included two husbands,, three in-laws, both of her parents, her step-mother, her step-father, her maternal grandmother, two cousins, and several friends. The bodies of all the victims were exhumed and arsenic was found in every one of them. However, 11 years after her arrest, Marie was acquitted and released. The year was 1961. She lived to be an old lady and died a free woman in 1980.
One of our European curators obtained this bottle through a close friend who works at a museum in France. He had this item in his possession for several years. They commonly trade items, and our curator was able to obtain this interesting piece.
Apparently, Marie used this bottle as a disguise. It was left out in the kitchen, and she would dip into it just prior to her many poisonings. It resembled a medicine bottle for that place and time period, so nobody suspected it as strange or out of place. This bottle is in excellent condition. Marie was spotlessly clean and took extremely good care of her items. It shows with this bottle.
As far as we know, there have been no paranormal experiences associated with this bottle. But it does have an energy presence which feels heavy and dark. We think it's from the bottle itself and it's dark history, and not because there's a spirit attached to it. So it will probably not produce any paranormal happenings other than, maybe, intense emotions.
The bottle is a classic European design, rounded square, medium neck, deep red color with a cork. It's about 8 ounces. There's a tiny rough spot on the very top of the bottle. It's not visible unless you're closely looking for it, but it can catch clothing or skin so be aware of it. Other than that, it's in excellent condition and extremely clean. We wouldn't recommend storing anything inside the bottle though since there may be residue there, although it looks spotless.
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Arsenic Storage Bottle Of Infamous French Poisoner, Marie Davaillaud-Besnard. Vintage. Heavy, Dark Energy. Clean. Excellent Condition.
Here's the story . . .