Apothecary Bottle

Description
Containers with blank labels could be filled with different ingredients depending on the apothecary’s needs. When the contents of the jars were replaced with different ingredients the apothecary would write the appropriate name in the medallion. This example is decorated in blue and white baked enamel and is blown and molded with a flared lip.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 5/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0422
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05571
collector/donor number
SAP 283
catalog number
1991.0664.0422
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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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