Description (Brief)
This ovoid-shaped container is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons, and is marked Farfar and G.B.B. In Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey a jar similar to 1991.0664.0648 through 1991.0664.0664 is illustrated, and is 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. Farfar refers to the leaves and flowers of Colt's Foot.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 23.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 5 5/16 in
place made
Italia: Liguria, Savona
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 575
catalog number
European Apothecary
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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