AQ Violar

Description (Brief)
This bulbous drug container has a flared rim with a pinched spout. It is marked AQ Violar and would have contained violet water. George Urdang, author of The Squibb ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to 18th century Venice.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 24.7 cm x 19 cm; 9 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 569
catalog number
European Apothecary
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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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