Apothecary Bottle, IS

Description
This square-shaped glass bottle has an applied neck and flat circular collar, and the white baked enamel cartouche is framed by yellow stylized leaves, and capped by a crown. The label is marked with the alchemical symbols for spirits, salt and IS. The number "16" has been etched into the shoulder. According to George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue this bottle was manufactured in the last third of the eighteenth century.
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)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 14.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 6.6 cm; 5 11/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 5/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0192
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05340
collector/donor number
SAP 49
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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