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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
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
1991.0664.0615
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 539
catalog number
1991.0664.0615
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
Medicine
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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