This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a flared lip and glass stopper. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield. The label is marked with the alchemical symbol for spirits and APOBL in black text.
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Object Name
bottle and stopper
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 16.7 cm x 7 cm x 7.1 cm; 6 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 25/32 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 242
catalog number
Health & Medicine
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
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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