This opaque white blown-glass jar has a short neck, flared lip, and applied stepped foot. The opaqueness of the glass comes from the addition of tin oxide in an attempt to mimic porcelain. A stylized blue wreath with red and yellow flowers is capped by a yellow crown. The wreath frames the label EL VISC H in black text. This jar would have contained Flowers of Viscus, also known as the flowers of mistletoe and was used to expel poisons.

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: 1991.0664.0472Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05621Collector/Donor Number: SAP 333Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0472

Object Name: bottle

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9.8 cm x 6 cm; 3 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-7736-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994210

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