TINCT CASCARIL

Description
This blown and molded square glass bottle has a narrow neck and a flared lip. The baked white enamel label is flanked by blue flowers and ribbons. The label reads TINCT CASCARIL in black. The bottle would have contained a Tincture of Cascarilla, a plant native to the Caribbean. It's bark was used in a variety of solutions to help cure stomach ailments.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14.6 cm x 7.1 cm x 7.2 cm; 5 3/4 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 13/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0423
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05572
collector/donor number
SAP 284
catalog number
1991.0664.0423
subject
Pharmacy
Art
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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