This blown and molded square-shaped glass bottle has a narrow neck and flared lip. The bottle has a baked white enamel label framed in blue and red, and surrounded by a gold and brown escutcheon. The label is marked ESS TFRIFOL FIBR in black text. The first initial of each word is painted red. This bottle would have contained Essence of Trifolium fiber. The Trifolium genus of plants contains a variety of clovers used in different medications that were prescribed as aperients, deobstruents, stomachics, diuretics, and diaphoretics.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Pharmacy


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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: 1991.0664.0455Catalog Number: M-05604Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 316Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0455

Object Name: bottle

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11.8 cm x 6.1 cm x 6.2 cm; 4 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_993905

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