SPIR NASTURT

Description
This square shaped-blown and molded glass bottle is marked in SPIR NASTURT. The European Apothecary Collection contains dozens of drug jars with this same embellishment. The generic blue and yellow decoration with its stylized crown above the cartouche is similar to glass drug jars in the collection of the Deutsche Apotheken Museum in Heidelberg, Germany. The leaves and seeds of the watercress are used in this preparation. The bottle is illustrated on page 24 of the Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 16.3 cm x 7.1 cm x 7.2 cm; 6 7/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 13/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0232
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05380
1991.0664.0232.02
collector/donor number
SAP 89
catalog number
1991.0664.0232.01
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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