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Glass bottle

Polar Equipment and Relics

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Object ID AAA2224.16
Description Glass bottle labelled ‘Ol. Caryoph.’ Oleum Caryophylli, Clove Oil, Oil of cloves, is an essential oil from the clove plant, Syzygium aromaticum. John Savory, 'A companion to the Medicine Chest', 1836, p.62 wrote; “Oil of Cloves. One or two drops of this oil corrects the griping tendency of cathartic pills, and sometimes appears to augment their efficacy. It is also used as an application for toothach.”
Date made

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials cloves oil; metal
Measurements overall: 87 mm x 23 mm
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