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Apothecary Jar

Apothecary Jar

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This wide mouth glass jar has a flattened collar and an applied round foot. The clear blown glass is decorated with a baked enamel cartouche with a white medallion framed by blue stylized vines and topped by a yellow crown which is typical of German pharmaceutical containers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Below the letters FL is marked the alchemical symbol for sulphur.
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Object Name
date made
17th-18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint, enamel (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
overall: 9.5 cm x 6.1 cm; 3 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 21
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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