This dark green blown glass jar has a wide mouth to accommodate dried plant material. The label is applied with the cold paint method. Unlike the enamel labels, there is no baking involved. Therefore it is not unusual to find the label has been badly scratched and suffered severe paint losses.
The jar is decorated with an upside–down heart outlined in red with a stylized flower at the top. The label is marked TUTIA. . .. Heavy paint losses make most of the mark illegible. Tutiae, also known as Tutty, is a zinc oxide that could have been made into an ointment or balm for the skin or eyes.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
17th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 16.4 cm x 11 cm; 6 15/32 in x 4 11/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 210
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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