Apothecary Jar

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
overall: 10.2 cm x 6.1 cm; 4 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 87
catalog number
European Apothecary
Health & Medicine
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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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