Syr d Ganatis

This blue and white glazed syrup jar has a straight spout and an applied handle. A rolling landscape and the figures of a man and woman decorate the jar. The escrol in the center of the jar is marked Syr d Ganatis Below the scroll is an oval shield with a crown, with the initials C A R flanked by a feather and a leafy branch. The bottom of the foot is marked with an image of a lighthouse. Lighthouses were used to mark the wares of 17th and 18th century Genovese potters.
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar, pitcher
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 17.5 cm x 13.6 cm; 6 7/8 in x 5 11/32 in
overall: 7 1/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 6 in; 18.0975 cm x 18.415 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 511
catalog number
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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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
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