BALS IRIS ANIS

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has an applied neck and a flared collar. The clear glass is decorated with a baked enamel cartouche with a white shield on a blue background. The shield is framed by a yellow C scroll design and capped by a crown. George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this bottle to the Court Pharmacy of Pillnitz which today is a city quarter in eastern Dresden, Germany. The bottle is marked BALS IRIS ANIS with red initial letters and the alchemical symbol for sulphur.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
blue (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
rococo (overall style)
glass (overall material)
paint, enamel (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 11.6 cm x 5.8 cm x 5.8 cm; 4 9/16 in x 2 5/16 in x 2 5/16 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0188
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05336
1991.0664.188
collector/donor number
SAP 45
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
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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