MERCUR VIRID

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped glass jar has a narrow neck and a flared lip. The baked white enamel label is framed in blue and red, which and is surrounded by a gold and brown escutcheon with a crown sitting at the top. The label is marked MERCUR VIRID in black text with the first initial of each word in red. This bottle would have held Mercurius Viridis or Green Mercury.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 cm x 8.5 cm x 8.2 cm; 4 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in x 3 1/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0457
catalog number
M-05606
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 318
catalog number
1991.0664.0457
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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