SPIR CARMIN SYLV

Description
This square-shaped bottle is marked SPIR CARMIN SYLV. The European Apothecary Collection contains dozens of drug jars with this same embellishment. The bottle would have contained Spirit of Carminative. Carminatives are used to prevent or expel gastrointestinal gas.
The generic blue and yellow decoration with its stylized crown above the cartouche is similar to glass drug jars in the collection of the Deutsche Apotheken Museum in Heidelberg, Germany.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.9 cm x 6.8 cm x 6.8 cm; 5 1/16 in x 2 11/16 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0246
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05394
collector/donor number
SAP 103
catalog number
1991.0664.0246
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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