CORA ALB..

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped glass drug jar has a round wooden lid, and the it is decorated with a white cartouche framed by stylized blue leaves and red and yellow flowers. The baked enamel label is marked CORA ALB. Coral was used for centuries for a variety of ills including the reduction of fever, the prevention of bleeding in pregnant women, gastric pain, and to protect infants from convulsions.
According to George Urdang, author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue this bottle was manufactured in the last third of the 18th century. The lid is likely not original to the container. (This also applies to lids .198—.200).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
blue (overall color)
hand blown (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 10.7 cm x 5.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 4 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 2 3/16 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0197
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05345
collector/donor number
SAP 54
catalog number
1991.0664.0197.01
1991.0664.0197.02
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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