Apothecary Bottle

Description (Brief)
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck and flared lip. The container is decorated with a baked enamel white shield framed in blue without a label. Just above the shield is a lion and a red crown with a blue orb. Containers with blank labels could be filled with different ingredients depending on the apothecaries needs. When the contents of the jars were replaced, apothecaries would write the appropriate name in the medallion.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.5 cm x 5.3 cm x 5 cm; 4 1/2 in x 2 1/16 in x 1 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0227
catalog number
M-05375
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 84
catalog number
1991.0664.0227
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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