Drug Jar

Description (Brief)
George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes 1991.0664.681 through 1991.0664.0699 to Niderwiller a town near Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. This baluster-shaped drug jar has a round flat lid and a scallop edged foot. The white glazed background with two bands of blue, orange and yellow stylized flowers. The lid's handle is an applied serpentine stem with leaves terminating with a red berry.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 cm x 12.5 cm; 7 1/2 in x 4 15/16 in
place made
France
ID Number
1991.0664.0688
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0688.01
1991.0664.0688.02
collector/donor number
SAP 612
subject
Pharmacy
Medicine
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Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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