Apothecary Bottle, ELIX VITR MYNS

Description (Brief)
This blown clear glass drug jar has a round, white, baked enamel label flanked by green leaves. At the top is a red crown with a yellow orb, and at the bottom below the oval shield is the coat of arms for the Duchy of Saxony-Marseburg, and the house of Marseburg. The bottle is marked in red and black ELIX/VITR/MYNS.
In The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue George Urdang notes that this jar as well as 1991.0664.0226, were made prior to 1738, as the dukes of Saxony no longer resided in Marsebreg.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 15.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 1/8 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 82
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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