Apothecary Jar, ELEC DIACORUM

This urn-shaped blown glass drug container has a flared foot. The mouth of the jar is covered and tied to the container by a piece of string. The label, applied with a cold paint technique in the Rococo-style. The white escutcheon is outlined in gold and framed with vines of red and blue flowers. The label is marked,ELEC DIACORUM. Jars 1991.0664.406 through 1991.0664.0408 contained Electuaries, a blend of various herbs, water, honey and sugar which form a paste.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 10.9 cm x 9 cm; 4 5/16 in x 3 9/16 in
overall: 4 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 11.1125 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 265
catalog number
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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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