Drug Jar

Description (Brief)
This drug jar is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons. In Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey, a similar jar to 1991.0664.0648 through 1991.0664.0664, is illustrated, and attributed to Savona, a seaport town in northern Italy, has a similar blue and manganese pallet. The blue and white syrup jar has a long flared spout and an applied slab handle. Within the border of the upper shoulder is a portrait of a lady with short curly hair secured with a blue band. This jar is identical 1991.0664.0659).
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
place made
Italia: Liguria, Savona
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 18.5 cm x 11.8 cm; 7 9/32 in x 4 21/32 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 585
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History