ESS CASS LIGN

Description
This square-shaped blown and molded glass apothecary bottle, and illustrated on page 24 of The Squibb Ancient Apothecary Catalogue, has a baked enamel baroque-style blue and yellow cartouche on its front. It is labeled ESS CASS LIGN in black, with the first letter of each word in red. The jar would have contained an essence of cassia lignum, or cassia tree leaves or bark steeped in an alcohol solution, which was used as a laxative.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
bottle
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.3 cm x 7 cm x 7.3 cm; 5 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0343
catalog number
M-05492
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 204
catalog number
1991.0664.0343
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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