TR RI

Description
This square-shaped clear glass bottle has an applied neck and a flat circular collar. The bottle is decorated with a baked white enamel cartouche that is framed by yellow stylized leaves and capped with a crown. It is marked in black TR RI. The baked enamel label also bears the alchemical symbol for Tartarus (tartar). The number "11" 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 18th century.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
unspecified
Germany
Physical Description
glass (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 6.2 cm; 5 11/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 7/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0193
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05341
collector/donor number
SAP 50
catalog number
1991.0664.0193
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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