ESS SUCCIN

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has an applied neck and a flared collar. The clear glass container is decorated with a white baked enamel cartouche on a blue background. It is framed by a yellow C scroll design and capped by a crown. Urdang attributes this bottle to the Court Pharmacy of Pillnitz. It is marked, ESS SUCCIN in red initials. This bottle would have contained the essence of succinum, or essence of amber, and was used as a cathartic, diuretic, and antihysteric.
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)
yellow (overall color)
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
rococo (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 11 cm x 5.8 cm x 6 cm; 4 5/16 in x 2 5/16 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0186
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05334
1991.0664.0186
collector/donor number
SAP 43
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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