CROC, MARTAP, ST

Description
This widemouthed blown glass jar has a flared lip and an applied foot. The baked enamel cartouche decorates the clear glass with a white shield framed by blue stylized leaves and yellow ribbon and topped by a crown is typical of German pharmaceutical containers of the 17th and 18th century's. It is marked "CROC, MARTAP, ST," Crocus Martisis is a mixture of sulphur and iron.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
unspecified
Germany
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
rococo (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 8.3 cm x 6.3 cm; 3 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0174
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05322
1991.0664.0174
collector/donor number
SAP 31
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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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