ESS CROC

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and a flared lip. It has a baked white enamel label encircled by a stylized golden wreath. A red bow is at the bottom of the label, and a crown with a red interior at the top. The label is marked ESS CROC in black text. The bottle would have contained the essence of crocus, obtained by steeping the crocus sativus flowers in an alcohol solution. The essence of crocus was used as an aromatic, cordial, narcotic, antihysteric, and emmenagogue, herbs used to promote the flow of blood.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.7 cm x 5.6 cm x 5.1 cm; 4 5/8 in x 2 3/16 in x 2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0459
catalog number
M-05608
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 320
catalog number
1991.0664.0459
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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