This widemouthed blown glass jar has a flared lip and an applied foot. A baked enamel cartouche decorates the clear glass with a white shield framed by blue stylized leaves a yellow ribbon and capped by a crown which is typical of German pharmaceutical containers of the 17th and 18th century's. Marked, "SAL, SEDLIZ". Seidlitz Salt was discovered in the early 17th century. It was used as a diuretic and cathartic.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Unspecified: Germany

Subject: Pharmacy


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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection, Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology: Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0175Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-053231991.0664.0175Collector/Donor Number: SAP 32

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)colorless (overall color)white (overall color)blue (overall color)black (overall color)red (overall color)yellow (overall color)blown (overall production method/technique)rococo (overall style)Measurements: overall: 8.9 cm x 6.3 cm; 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in


Record Id: nmah_994143

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