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SAL, SEDLIZ

SAL, SEDLIZ

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Description
This widemouthed blown glass jar has a flared lip and an applied foot. A baked enamel cartouche decorates the clear glass with a white shield framed by blue stylized leaves a yellow ribbon and capped by a crown which is typical of German pharmaceutical containers of the 17th and 18th century's. Marked, "SAL, SEDLIZ". Seidlitz Salt was discovered in the early 17th century. It was used as a diuretic and cathartic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
unspecified
Germany
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
blue (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
rococo (overall style)
Measurements
overall: 8.9 cm x 6.3 cm; 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0175
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05323
1991.0664.0175
collector/donor number
SAP 32
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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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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