This glass jar has a baked enamel label marked ESS TRAUMAT WED in red and black. The European Apothecary Collection contains dozens of drug jars with this same embellishment. The generic blue and yellow decoration with its stylized crown above the cartouche is similar to glass drug jars in the collection of the Deutsche Apotheken Museum in Heidelberg, Germany.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Pharmacy


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, European Apothecary, Health & Medicine, Art


Exhibition Location:

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: 1991.0664.0252Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05400Collector/Donor Number: SAP 109Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0252

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 13.3 cm x 7 cm x 6.8 cm; 5 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 11/16 in


Record Id: nmah_993883

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.