French Apothecary Bottle: Kermes Mineral, 1880s; Unknown French Glassblower; Mid...
French Apothecary Bottle: Kermes Mineral, 1880sAbout this object
Kermes Mineral Titles Apothecary Bottle; Kermes Mineral: A compound of the trioxide and trisulphide of antimony, used in medicine. This substance occurs in nature as the mineral kermesite. Antimony has played a role in medicine throughout most of recorded history. The Assyrians used it to treat diseases of the urinary tract system. Ebers Papyrus advocated its use a remedy for many ailments (c. 1550 bc).
Craftsman, FrenchDate Made
Mid 19th CenturyPlace Made
French mid-1800s GlassblowerInscription and Marks
Kermes MineralSubject and Association Keywords
Fincham Collection 051Copyright Licence
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