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Apothecary Jar, CAMP

Apothecary Jar, CAMP

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Cylindrical, blown glass drug jar with a round, flat-shaped stopper. The container tapers slightly and has an applied foot. The baked enamel motif is a yellow shield surrounded by blue and red flowers. The interior of the shield is marked CAMP with three alchemical symbols. The opaque white color of the glass comes from the addition of tin oxide and was meant to imitate porcelain.
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Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 14.5 cm x 6.5 cm; 5 23/32 in x 2 9/16 in
overall: 5 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 14.2875 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 337
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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