AURANT

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck, a flared lip, and a round glass stopper. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with red and yellow flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield. The label has the alchemical symbol for Spirits above the text AURANT. This bottle would have held a solution of aurantiorum (orange) that was prescribed to help stomach pains.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle and stopper
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18 cm x 7.1 cm x 7 cm; 7 1/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0390
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05539
collector/donor number
SAP 251
catalog number
1991.0664.0390.01
1991.0664.0390.02
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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