Drug Jar

Description
This blown glass drug jar has a flared lip and its baked white oval enamel label is framed by green vines. Containers with blank labels could be filled with different ingredients depending on the apothecary's needs. When the contents of the jars were replaced, the apothecary would write the appropriate name in the medallion.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8.5 cm x 5.8 cm; 3 3/8 in x 2 5/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0410
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05559
collector/donor number
SAP 271
catalog number
1991.0664.0410
subject
Medicine
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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