Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ainaxab Egyptian Elixr

In keeping with the skin cream theme, here is a recent find from a late 70's early 80's layer. It is very elaborate in embossing with many Egyptian symbols, and  a funny name. " Ainaxab, The Celebrated Egyptian Elixir

 for the Skin, A.J.Girardin & Co. San Francisco". Although it is not super early and colored, this is quite a bottle. It is 6 1/2" tall with an almost flat base, and a graceful tooled top. I have not been able to find out anything about it. It must be scarce, as I have never seen one before. I would appreciate any historical information on this medicine, and if they are known to be found in a certain area. Thanks! DM.


  1. Well, I can say that they do come out of the Bay Area, as I've found 3 or 4 over the yrs. I dont have a clue about the history of Girardin & Co though. As you stated correctly, they do seem to come out of late 70's to early 80's. I've always thought these had a cool name, but I guess the drug store shape and clear color kept them from getting any real recognition.