Geoffroyae

Description
This tin glazed drug jar is decorated with a cobalt blue festoon surrounded by flowers, leaves, and an outstretched hand holding the Rod of Asclepius. Just below the festoon is a Caduceus. Geoffroyae refers to the bark of the cabbage tree, which was used as a cure for parasitic worms.
A rectangular green and ivory paper label is glued to the back of the container. The writing on the label is illegible. This container is similar to 1991.0664.849 and .850.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
19th century
maker
H.A. Piccardt
place made
Nederland: Zuid-Holland, Delft
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11.5 cm x 8 cm; 4 17/32 in x 3 5/32 in
overall: 4 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 12.065 cm x 7.9375 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0848
catalog number
M-06060
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 772
catalog number
1991.0664.0848
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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