Apothecary Jar

Description
George Urdang, author of , noted that this jar, depicting two "eagles" flying toward the sun was made for the orphanage pharmacy (Waisenhaus Apotheke) in Halle, Germany. He also believed the manufacturer of this particular jar and 1991.0664.0231 can be attributed to the Globsow glass works, dating from about 1775.
The jar is illustrated on page 22 of the Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.2 cm x 6.1 cm; 4 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0230
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05378
collector/donor number
SAP 87
catalog number
1991.0664.0230
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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