P LAUDANOP

Description
This tin glazed drug jar has a straight neck, flared foot, and a metal lid. The white background is decorated with a cobalt blue decoration of a basket of flowers flanked by two peacocks, swags of flowers, and an angel with a pendant cross.
The center of the cartouche is marked “P LAUDANOP.” Administering laudanum—an opium solution—for pain relief has been practiced for centuries. Differing recipes call for varying amounts of opium.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
place made
Netherlands
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13.5 cm x 9 cm; 5 5/16 in x 3 17/32 in
overall: 5 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 8.5725 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0830
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06042
collector/donor number
SAP 754
catalog number
1991.0664.0830.01
1991.0664.0830.02
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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