Apothecary Bottle, ELIX PECTOR

Apothecary Bottle, ELIX PECTOR

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Description
This blown glass drug container has a round, flat-shaped stopper and an applied foot. A blue, red and yellow floral wreath is connected at the top with a pink ribbon and at the bottom with a blue ribbon. The Roman numeral XI is etched into the glass just above the shoulder. The opaque white color of the glass comes from the addition of tin oxide and was meant to imitate porcelain. The inside of the wreath is marked, ELIX: PECTOR:. It wasa liquid remedy for ailments of the chest and lungs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in; 21.59 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0480
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05629
1991.0664.0480.01
1991.0664.0480.02
collector/donor number
SAP 341
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Medicine
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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