ESS VALERIAN

ESS VALERIAN

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Description
This blown and molded square–shaped glass bottle is marked ESS VALERIAN in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. The jar would have contained Essence of Valerian—the oil of valerian root or valerian salt in an alcoholic solution. The solution was used as a tonic or weak sedative.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Other Terms
bottle; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 7.3 cm x 7.3 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0317
catalog number
M-05466
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 175
catalog number
1991.0664.0317
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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