Apothecary Bottle

Apothecary Bottle

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Description (Brief)
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck and flared lip. The container is decorated with a baked enamel white shield framed in blue without a label. Just above the shield is a lion and a red crown with a blue orb. Containers with blank labels could be filled with different ingredients depending on the apothecaries needs. When the contents of the jars were replaced, apothecaries would write the appropriate name in the medallion.
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Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 11.5 cm x 5.3 cm x 5 cm; 4 1/2 in x 2 1/16 in x 1 15/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 84
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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