SP VITRIOL ACID

Description
This square blown and molded bottle has a flared collar and a glass stopper. The glass bottle is decorated with a baked white enamel cartouche. The white circle is framed by stylized blue leaves and yellow flowers and red ribbon. It is marked in black SP VITRIOL ACID. Spirits of Vitriol Acid was imbibed as a tonic or applied topically as an astringent and an antiseptic.
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)
yellow (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
hand blown (overall production method/technique)
rococo (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 12.5 cm x 5.2 cm x 5.3 cm; 4 15/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in
unspeciied
Germany
ID Number
1991.0664.0218
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05366
collector/donor number
SAP 75
catalog number
1991.0664.0218.01
1991.0664.0218.02
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
See more items in
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
Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology: Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850

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