Apothecary Bottle

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a thin neck, a flared lip and a round stopper. The Roman numeral "VII" is etched into the shoulder. The white baked enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with yellow and red flowers. Above the shield is a yellow crown. The bottle’s label bears the alchemical symbol for Spirits and Sulphur with the letters <>IS in black. This bottle would have held Spirits Sulphuris which was used to treat coughs and mucus expectoration.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17 cm x 6.8 cm x 6.8 cm; 6 11/16 in x 2 11/16 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0371
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05520
collector/donor number
SAP 232
catalog number
1991.0664.0371.01
1991.0664.0371.02
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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