ELIX APERIT CLAUD

Description
This blown and molded square glass bottle has a narrow neck, a flared lip, and round glass stopper. it has a baked white enamel label surrounded by stylized blue vines with yellow ribbons. The label is marked ELIX APERIT CLAUD in black text. APERIT CLAUD means Open/Closed in Latin. Prescriptions indicate that this elixir contained Aqua foenicul or fennel water, and tincture Opii crocut. The elixir was used to help alleviate some of the symptoms, cramps, and excessive bleeding associated with menses.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.2 cm x 6.7 cm x 6.8 cm; 6 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0434
catalog number
M-05583
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 295
catalog number
1991.0664.0434.01
1991.0664.0434.02
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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