VITR ANTIMON

Description
This blown and molded square jar has a flared lip. The white oval baked enamel shield is framed by a chain of blue leaves interspersed with four yellow flowers. The container is marked VITR ANTIMON. Antimony Vitrum, or glass of antimony, is very strong emectic on its own and is also used in the preparation of other alchemical compounds.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.7 cm x 5.3 cm x 5.3 cm; 3 13/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 2 1/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0219
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05367
collector/donor number
SAP 76
catalog number
1991.0664.0219
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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