Syrup Jar

Description (Brief)
This syrup jar has an applied slab handle and spout. Its ovoid-shaped container is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons. In Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey, a similar jar 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. There is a rectangular green and black paper label glued to the bottom of the handle. The inscription is not clear.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19.5 cm x 15 cm x 18.7 cm; 7 11/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in
place made
Italia: Liguria, Savona
ID Number
1991.0664.0656
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 580
catalog number
1991.0664.0656
subject
Pharmacy
Art
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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