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
date made
17th-18th century
unspecified
Germany
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
ID Number
1991.0664.0145
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05293
collector/donor number
SAP 2
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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