Apothecary Jar

Description
This wide mouth glass jar has a flattened collar and an applied round foot. The clear blown glass is decorated with a baked enamel cartouche with a white medallion framed by blue stylized vines and topped by a yellow crown which is typical of German pharmaceutical containers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Below the letters FL is marked the alchemical symbol for sulphur.
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: 9.5 cm x 6.1 cm; 3 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0164
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05312
collector/donor number
SAP 21
catalog number
1991.0664.0164
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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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