Apothecary Jar, RESIN L SANC

This albarello-shaped, blown green glass drug jar has a paper cover securred to its neck with string. The jar's label is applied with the "cold paint" method. Unlike the enamel labels, there is no baking involved. Therefore it is not unusual to find the label has been badly scratched and suffered severe paint losses. The decoration appears as an upside down heart outlined in red with a stylized flower at the top. The label is marked in black and red RESIN/L SANCT. The paper cover is marked in ink, but the writing is very faint but appears to be "Refina lignla lancti factilia."
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
17th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 13.5 cm x 9 cm; 5 5/16 in x 3 9/16 in
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in; 13.97 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 208
catalog number
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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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