GRAS D, BECHO

Description
This albarello has a white glazed background and blue decorative motifs. Inside the oval medallion is a spotted white dog with a gold crown above. Decorative bands of blue flowers and birds just above and below the shoulder. The jar, marked “GRAS D’BECHO,” would have contained the herb Coltsfoot, which was used as a cough suppressant.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
albarello
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.3 cm x 13 cm; 6 13/16 in x 5 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0622
catalog number
M-05834
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 546
catalog number
1991.0664.0622
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection
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