ELIX ACID DIPP

Description
This blown and molded bottle has a naqrrow neck and a flared lip. The baked enamel label is framed by a Baroque style blue and yellow cartouche. The label reads “ELIX ACID DIPP” in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The bottle would have contained Dippel’s Acid Elixir, which consists of 1 part sulphuric acid, 5 parts spirits, and 2 parts kermes and saffron. Johann Conrad Dippel (1673–1734) was a German alchemist who is credited with several alchemical recipes. Dippel’s Acid Elixir was used as an astringent or antiseptic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.5 cm x 6.3 cm x 6.3 cm; 4 15/16 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0299
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05448
collector/donor number
SAP 157
catalog number
1991.0664.0299
subject
Pharmacy
Art
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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