C C RECT

Description
This blown and molded square-shaped glass jar is decorated with a baked enamel shield outlined in red and black and capped with a yellow crown. A lion lies at the bottom of the shield. According to George Urdang, author of The Squibb ancient Pharmacy Catalogue the seated lion is an indication that the jar was from a pharmacy named Lion Apothecary. It is marked with the alchemical symbol for salt and C RE CT.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.4 cm x 5.7 cm x 5.7 cm; 4 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0228
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05376
collector/donor number
SAP 85
catalog number
1991.0664.0228
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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