Apothecary Jar

Apothecary Jar

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Description (Brief)
This blown-glass drug container has a flared lip and an applied foot. It is decorated with a blank white shield framed in blue and yellow with baroque-style scrolls and leaves. A blank shield allowed the apothecary to change the contents of the container and then mark the name of the new medicine on the blank label.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
Other Terms
Bottle; jar; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.9 cm x 7 cm; 4 5/16 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0396
catalog number
M-05545
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 257
catalog number
1991.0664.0396
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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