Apothecary Jar, FLOR OL

Description
This wide mouth glass jar has a flattened collar and applied round foot. The clear blown glass container is decorated with a baked enamel cartouche with a white medallion framed by blue stylized vines and topped by a yellow crown. It is marked FLOR/ OL above a series of three alchemical symbols.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
17th-18th century
unspecified
Germany
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: 10.5 cm x 6.6 cm; 4 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0162
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05310
collector/donor number
SAP 19
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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