AQ CAPONIS

Description
This blown and molded bottle has a label which reads AQ CAPONIS in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The bottle would have held Aqua Caponis, or Capon Water. Capons are roosters castrated to improve the taste of their meat. The water is prepared by boiling a cleaned capon with borage, violet water, white wine, red rose leaves, and cinnamon.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.8 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 1/4 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0280
catalog number
M-05429
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 138
catalog number
1991.0664.0280
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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