Ol. Ouorum

This syrup jar is decorated with blue flowers and foliage. A hare and a lion are also depicted in blue around the jar. The container is marked just below the lower shoulder, Ol. Ouorum. The bottom of the foot is marked with an image of a lighthouse. Lighthouses were used to mark the wares of 17th and 18th century Genovese potters.
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 21.3 cm x 17 cm x 23 cm; 8 3/8 in x 6 11/16 in x 9 1/16 in
overall: 8 3/4 in x 8 7/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 22.5425 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 509
catalog number
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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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