Apothecary Jar


This square-shaped glass bottle has an applied neck and a flat circular collar. The container is decorated with a baked white enamel cartouche that is framed by yellow stylized leaves and capped by a crown. A baked enamel label is marked with the alchemical symbol for spirits and C: C:. The number 19 has been etched into the shoulder. According to George Urdang, author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue this bottle was manufactured in the last third of the 18th century.

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: 1991.0664.0196Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05344Collector/Donor Number: SAP 53Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0196

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)colorless (overall color)white (overall color)yellow (overall color)red (overall color)black (overall color)blown (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 15.2 cm x 6.2 cm x 6.4 cm; 6 in x 2 7/16 in x 2 1/2 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-b528-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994163

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