SP MINDER

Description
This square, blown and molded glass bottle has an applied neck and flat collar. The bottle is decorated with a baked white enamel cartouche, framed by stylized blue leaves and yellow and red flowers. It is marked SP MINDER in black. The bottle would have contained Spirits Mindererus, a solution of ammonium acetate. It was used as a cathartic to stimulate the bowels and as a diaphoretic to increase perspiration.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
hand blown (overall production method/technique)
rococo (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 15.2 cm x 7.1 cm x 7.2 cm; 5 31/32 in x 2 25/32 in x 2 27/32 in
unspecified
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0210
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05358
collector/donor number
SAP 67
catalog number
1991.0664.0210
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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