ANIS

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped bottle has a white baked enamel oval cartouche that is outlined with blue vines, red and yellow flowers and a three-pointed crown. The cartouche is marked ANIS beneath the alchemical symbols for spirits, salt, and herb. The jar would have contained a concoction using the anise plant, which was noted for its use as a tonic, or a pectoral (for chest and lung relief), or to relieve flatulence.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.7 cm x 6.7 cm x 7.1 cm; 6 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 25/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0384
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05533
collector/donor number
SAP 245
catalog number
1991.0664.0384.01
1991.0664.0384.02
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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