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
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
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
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0193
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05341
collector/donor number
SAP 50
catalog number
1991.0664.0193
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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Medicine and Science: 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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