Syrup Jar

This syrup jar has an ovoid body with a straight spout has a grayish-white glaze with a blue wreath and crown. Similar examples can be found in several German museums. Containers with blank labels could be filled with different ingredients depending on the apothecaries needs. When the contents of the jars were replaced, apothecaries would write the appropriate name in the medallion. Urdan attributes this syrup jar to either to the town of Ansbach or Bayreuth both located in Northern Bravaria.
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 20.2 cm x 13 cm x 17.5 cm; 7 15/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 6 7/8 in
overall: 7 3/4 in x 6 3/8 in x 5 in; 19.685 cm x 16.1925 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 637
catalog number
Health & Medicine
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

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