ESS ANTISCORB

Description
This blown and molded square–shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and rounded shoulders. The bottle has a white baked enamel label framed by a baroque–style blue and yellow cartouche. The label reads ESS ANTISCORB in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Essence of Antiscorbutic. Antiscorbutic was used to combat scurvy, so the essence likely would have been made by steeping citrus fruits in alcohol.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.4 cm x 7.2 cm x 7.2 cm; 4 7/8 in x 2 27/32 in x 2 27/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0320
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05469.01
collector/donor number
SAP 178
catalog number
1991.0664.0320
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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