AQ ANTISCORB TH

Description
This square-shaped blown and molded drug jar has a baked enamel cartouche marked AQ ANTISCORB TH. Antiscorbutic was used to treat scurvy; a condition resulting from a lack of vitamin C. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.9 cm x 7.6 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 1/4 in x 3 in x 2 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0233
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05381
collector/donor number
SAP 90
catalog number
1991.0664.0223
subject
Art
Pharmacy
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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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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