Mel Rosa Sem

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Description (Brief)
This syrup jar has a straight spout and an applied strap handle with blue and purple decorative motifs over a white glaze similar to 1991.0664.0643. The label in the center of the vessel is marked Mel Rosa Sem which would be a concoction of Rose seeds and honey. George Urdang, author of The Squibb ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to 18th century Venice.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23.5 cm x 17 cm x 21.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 6 11/16 in x 8 7/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0644
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 568
catalog number
1991.0664.0644
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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