SAL, EPSOMEN

Description
The wide mouth jar is marked SAL, EPSOMEN, and would have contained Epsom salt, which could be used as a cathartic, diuretic, and diaphoretic. The jar is free blown with a flared lip, and an applied foot. The baked enamel label is a white shield surrounded by a blue wreath. Atop the shield is a red, yellow, and white crown capped with a blue orb.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
paint (overall material)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
rococo (overall style)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 cm x 6.6 cm; 3 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0166
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05314
collector/donor number
SAP 23
catalog number
1991.0664.0166
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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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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