Drug Jar

Description
This is a square–shaped drug jar with a wide mouth and rounded foot. The gray–white glaze is decorated with blue floral vines, three medallions, and a crown representing the house of Saxony. The date “1716” is at the lower portion of the jar. According to George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue, the intertwined triple “C” on the left stands for Christian, Duke of Saxe-Weissenfels, and the letters LCD on the right for Louise Christine his wife.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1716
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 15 cm x 15.5 cm; 8 9/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 6 3/32 in
overall: 8 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 21.2725 cm x 13.97 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0717
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05929
collector/donor number
SAP 641
catalog number
1991.0664.0717
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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