ESS TFRIFOL FIBR

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and flared lip. The bottle has a baked white enamel label framed in blue and red, and surrounded by a gold and brown escutcheon. The label is marked ESS TFRIFOL FIBR in black text. The first initial of each word is painted red. This bottle would have contained Essence of Trifolium fiber. The Trifolium genus of plants contains a variety of clovers used in different medications that were prescribed as aperients, deobstruents, stomachics, diuretics, and diaphoretics.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.8 cm x 6.1 cm x 6.2 cm; 4 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 7/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0455
catalog number
M-05604
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 316
catalog number
1991.0664.0455
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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

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