This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has an applied neck and a flared collar. The clear glass container is decorated with a white baked enamel cartouche on a blue background. It is framed by a yellow C scroll design and capped by a crown. Urdang attributes this bottle to the Court Pharmacy of Pillnitz. It is marked, ESS SUCCIN in red initials. This bottle would have contained the essence of succinum, or essence of amber, and was used as a cathartic, diuretic, and antihysteric.

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

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0186Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-053341991.0664.0186Collector/Donor Number: SAP 43

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)colorless (overall color)white (overall color)yellow (overall color)blue (overall color)red (overall color)black (overall color)blown (overall production method/technique)rococo (overall style)Measurements: overall: 11 cm x 5.8 cm x 6 cm; 4 5/16 in x 2 5/16 in x 2 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_994153

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