ESS. SUCC

Description
This blown and molded square glass bottle has a flared lip and a circular stopper has a baked enamel cartouche decorates the clear glass container with a white shield framed by blue stylized leaves and yellow ribbon, and capped by a crown. It is marked ESS. SUCC in black text, this bottled would have contained the essence of succinum, or essence of amber. The essence was used as a cathartic, diuretic, and antihysteric.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
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: 12.3 cm x 5 cm x 4.6 cm; 4 27/32 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 13/16 in
unspeciied
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0178
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05326
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collector/donor number
SAP 35
catalog number
1991.0664.0178.01
1991.0664.0178.02
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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