Apothecary Jar

Description
This vase-shaped drug jar has a flared lip and applied round foot. The Baroque-style blue and yellow label with a white oval shield is not marked. Containers with blank labels could be filled with different ingredients depending on the apothecary's needs. When the contents of the jars were replaced the apothecary would write the appropriate name on the medallion.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.1 cm x 5.5 cm; 4 in x 2 3/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0470
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05619
collector/donor number
SAP 331
catalog number
1991.0664.0470
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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