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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flask
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 24.7 cm x 19 cm; 9 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0645
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 569
catalog number
1991.0664.0645
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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