AQ VERONIC VINO

Description
This blown and molded bottle has a label which reads AQ VERONIC VINO in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The bottle would have contained Aqua Veronicæ Vino, or water of veronica with wine. The herb Veronica beccabunga (also known as Brooklime or European speedwell) was used in this solution as a bitter aromatic or mild stimulant.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.3 cm x 7.6 cm x 7.4 cm; 6 7/16 in x 3 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0276
catalog number
M-05425
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 134
catalog number
1991.0664.0276
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
Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology: Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850

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