Albarello

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.5 cm x 13 cm; 8 7/16 in x 5 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0617
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 541
catalog number
1991.0664.0617
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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