CORT: AURANT: FLAV

Description (Brief)
"CORT: AURANT: FLAV" is the fruit or rind of the orange. Aurant Cortex was used for flavoring in cooking. It was also used as a tonic, antispasmodic, and for the general health of the stomach.
George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes the containers 1991.0664.0760 through 1991.0664.0825 to Hanau in the late 18th century based on the floral design surrounding the medallion and the initials "HN" on the bottom of many of the jars in the series. However, in a letter to museum curators dated August 1983, the pharmaceutical historian Wolfgang-Hagen Hein wrote that the unmarked containers and those marked "FH" were made in Florsheim in the German state of Hesse.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
1790-1810
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.2 cm x 11 cm; 6 3/8 in x 4 5/16 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0797
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 721
catalog number
1991.0664.0797
subject
Pharmacy
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Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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