Apothecary Bottle, OL VALERIAN

Apothecary Bottle, OL VALERIAN

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this blown and molded square bottle has rounded shoulders, and a oval-shaped glass stopper. Dating from the eigteenth century, its baked enamel label is typical of the Rococo style. The oval cartouche is outlined in blue stylized acanthus leaves and pink ribbon the center of the cartouche is marked in black OL VALERIAN. Oil of Valerian was sometimes used as a mild sedative and an anticonvulsant for epilepsy. This jar is one of a group of six small containers for oil extracts decorated with the same labels.
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Object Name
Other Terms
bottle; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 7.7 cm x 4 cm x 3.9 cm; 3 1/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 3 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 3.81 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 277
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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