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Description
This vase-shaped blown glass drug jar has a flared lip and round foot. The blue and yellow baroque-style label is without marks. Containers with blank labels could be filled with different ingredients depending on the apothecary's needs. When the contents of the jars were replaced, apothecay would write the appropriate name in the medallion.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Jar
Date made
18th Century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.3 cm x 6.8 cm; 4 1/16 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0468
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05617
collector/donor number
SAP 329
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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