Apothecary Jar

Description
This widemouthed blown glass jar has a flattened collar and applied round foot. The jar is decorated with a baked enamel white oval cartouche framed by blue stylized vines and capped with a yellow crown which is typical of German pharmaceutical containers of the 17th and 18th century's. It is marked, ZZ above three alchemical symbols. This jar is pictured on page 18 in the Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint, enamel (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (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
unspeciied
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0158
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05306
1991.0664.0158
collector/donor number
SAP 15
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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