ESS CHAMEDR

Description
This blown and molded bottle is marked ESS CHAMEDR, and would have contained the Essence of Chamaedrys, or the essence of germander. Essence of germander was made from the Teucrium chamaedrys plant and would have been used to alleviate a variety of gastric issues. The generic blue and yellow Baroque decoration with its stylized crown above the cartouche is similar to glass drug jars in the collection of the Deutsche Apotheken-Museum in Heidelberg.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 6.8 cm x 6.9 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 11/16 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0316
catalog number
M-05465
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 174
catalog number
1991.0664.0316
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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