Apothecary Jar, CAMP

Description
Cylindrical, blown glass drug jar with a round, flat-shaped stopper. The container tapers slightly and has an applied foot. The baked enamel motif is a yellow shield surrounded by blue and red flowers. The interior of the shield is marked CAMP with three alchemical symbols. 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
jar
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 5 23/32 in x 2 9/16 in
overall: 5 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0476
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05625
1991.0664.0476.01
1991.0664.0476.02
collector/donor number
SAP 337
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
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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