Description (Brief)
This albarello drug jar has a matte glaze finish and the decorative renderings are very precise unlike the artistic renderings of other drug jars in the collection. George Urdang author of the The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributed this jar to 17th century Verona. However, after examining the collection in 1983, D.A. Wittop Koning author of numerous books on pharmaceutical equipment expressed doubt that this container was authentic.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 21.5 cm x 13 cm; 8 7/16 in x 5 1/8 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 541
catalog number
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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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