Apothecary Jar

Apothecary Jar

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Description
This square-shaped glass bottle has an applied neck and a flat circular collar. The container is decorated with a baked white enamel cartouche that is framed by yellow stylized leaves and capped by a crown. A baked enamel label is marked with the alchemical symbol for spirits and C: C:. The number 19 has been etched into the shoulder. According to George Urdang, author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue this bottle was manufactured in the last third of the 18th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Other Terms
bottle; PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINER
date made
18th century
unspecified
Germany
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
colorless (overall color)
white (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
red (overall color)
black (overall color)
blown (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 15.2 cm x 6.2 cm x 6.4 cm; 6 in x 2 7/16 in x 2 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0196
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05344
collector/donor number
SAP 53
catalog number
1991.0664.0196
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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