SPIR MENTH

Description
This blown and molded jar has a Baroque style blue and yellow cartouche with red and black lettering. The baked enamel label is marked SPIR MENTH. Infused spearmint leaves were used for this preparation which when infused with water acted as an antispasmodic. It was also used as a flavoring for foul tasting medicines.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 7.2 cm x 7.1 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 13/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0274
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05423
collector/donor number
SAP 132
catalog number
1991.0664.0274
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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