Apothecary Jar

Apothecary Jar

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Description
This blown and molded square-shaped bottle has a narrow neck and flared lip. The baked white enamel shield is framed by stylized blue leaves with red and yellow flowers. A yellow crown sits atop the shield with the letter "B" inscribed on it. The jar’s label also has the alchemical symbol for spirits at the top with two symbols for calx (a metallic oxide powder) and a symbol for radices (roots) below.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
bottle
Other Terms
jar; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16.3 cm x 7.2 cm x 7.2 cm; 6 7/16 in x 2 13/16 in x 2 13/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0392
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05541
collector/donor number
SAP 253
catalog number
1991.0664.0392
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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