Syrup Jar

Description (Brief)
This syrup jar has a straight spout and strap handle. It has light blue decoration and manganese-colored gothic script across the center. A second label applied in the cold paint technique is surrounded by green leaves on the lower shoulder and reads Farin.S.Lino. This second label indicates the jar was used at a later date and contained a mixture of wheat or flour (Farina) and linseed oil (Linosa) to be used for skin irritations. The number 43 has been painted on the bottom of the foot.
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 21 cm x 16 cm x 20 cm; 8 9/32 in x 6 5/16 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 535
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
Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology: Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850
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