Drug Jar

Description (Brief)
This ovoid-shaped container is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons, and is marked G.C." In Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey a jar similar to 1991.0664.0648 through 1991.0664.0664, is illustrated, and attributed to Savona, a seaport town in northern Italy, it has a similar blue and manganese pallet. Some of the containers in this series have initials on the shoulder. The initials according to Dray may refer to the owner of the apothecary.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
place made
Italia: Liguria, Savona
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22.3 cm x 15.5 cm; 8 3/4 in x 6 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0652
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 576
catalog number
1991.0664.0652
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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