Mel ros sol

Description (Brief)
This light blue and white syrup jar has a strap handle and straight spout. It is marked in manganese-colored gothic script, Mel ros sol. The word Mel in Latin denotes Honey. Mel ros sol might refer to Rosatus Solutions Syrupus. George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue notes that the handle is decorated with the owners signature mark, folded arms supporting a cross.
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 18.5 cm x 13 cm x 18.2 cm; 7 5/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 7 3/16 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 539
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
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars
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