This blown and molded bottle has a narrow neck and a flared lip. It's baked enamel label is framed by a Baroque style blue and yellow cartouche. The label is marked AQ OPHTHALM in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. This bottle would have contained Aqua Ophthalmica, or Eyewater. Aqua Opthalmica was a solution with several different compositions, all used as an eyewash.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: PharmacyAssociated Subject: Ophthalmology


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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0294Catalog Number: M-05443Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 152Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0294

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16.1 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm; 6 5/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 2 15/16 in


Record Id: nmah_993861

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