Apothecary Jar, ESS

Description
This free blown wide mouth bottle has a flat collar and round foot. The container is decorated with a white cartouche framed by a blue stylized vine and topped by a yellow crown.
Marked ESS and with two alchemical symbols, Sal (Salt) and Tartarus (Tartar). Essences of salt and tartar, Tartari, Sal was used as a diuretic and as a cathartic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
blue (overall color)
white (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 9.7 cm x 6.5 cm; 3 13/16 in x 2 9/16 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0145
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05293
collector/donor number
SAP 2
subject
Medicine
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
See more items in
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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