Apothecary Bottle, FL: TILIAE

Description
A square, blown and molded glass bottle with a gold-colored pendant flanked by sprigs of flowers hangs from a pink ribbon. The interior of the pendant is marked, FL: TILIAE with the alchemical symbol for water (aqua). The opaque white color of the glass comes from the addition of tin oxide and was meant to imitate porcelain.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23.5 cm x 10 cm x 10.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 3 15/16 in x 4 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0484
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05633
collector/donor number
SAP 345
catalog number
1991.0664.0484
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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