Apothecary Jar, CORAL ALBI

Apothecary Jar, CORAL ALBI

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Blown, aqua-colored glass container. Marked in alternating red and black paint CORAL ALBI. Coral was used for centuries for a variety of ills including but not limited to the reduction of fever, the prevention of bleeding in pregnant women, for gastric pain and to protect infants from convulsions.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.1 cm x 5.5 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 3/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0447
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05596
collector/donor number
SAP 308
catalog number
1991.0664.0447
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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