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This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck, a flared lip, and a round glass stopper. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with red and yellow flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield. The label has the alchemical symbol for Spirits above the text AURANT. This bottle would have held a solution of aurantiorum (orange) that was prescribed to help stomach pains.
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Object Name
bottle and stopper
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 18 cm x 7.1 cm x 7 cm; 7 1/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 3/4 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 251
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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