FL: VISC: H

Description
This opaque white blown-glass jar has a short neck, flared lip, and applied stepped foot. The opaqueness of the glass comes from the addition of tin oxide in an attempt to mimic porcelain. A stylized blue wreath with red and yellow flowers is capped by a yellow crown. The wreath frames the label EL VISC H in black text. This jar would have contained Flowers of Viscus, also known as the flowers of mistletoe and was used to expel poisons.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.8 cm x 6 cm; 3 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0472
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05621
collector/donor number
SAP 333
catalog number
1991.0664.0472
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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

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