Drug Jar

Description (Brief)
This ovoid-shaped container is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons, and is marked G.B.B. 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. According to Dray the initials may refer to the owner of the apothecary. Three of the jars in this series are marked G.B.B. with a cross at its upper shoulder.
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
place made
Italia: Liguria, Savona
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 23.3 cm x 13.5 cm; 9 3/16 in x 5 5/16 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 573
catalog number
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