Apothecary Bottle, OL MACIS

Description
This blown and molded square bottle has rounded shoulders, and an oval-shaped glass stopper. Dating from the eighteenth century, this baked enamel label is typical of the Rococo style. The oval cartouche is outlined in blue stylized acanthus leaves and pink ribbon the center of the cartouche is marked in black OL MACIS , refers to nutmeg. This jar is one of a group of six small containers used for oil extracts.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.6 cm x 3.6 cm x 3.6 cm; 3 3/8 in x 1 7/16 in x 1 7/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0418
catalog number
M-05567
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 279
catalog number
1991.0664.0418.01
1991.0664.0418.02
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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