Drug Jar

Description (Brief)
This waisted drug jar has a white background with a garland of stylized blue and orange flowers surrounded by green leaves, and a band of gothic-style letters at the waist. The lid has a round orange ball and green leaf finial with a band of blue flowers. George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to mid–eighteenth century Strasbourg.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 20 cm x 12 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 3/4 in
place made
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 600
catalog number
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
Boger, Louise Ade. The Dictionary of World Pottery and Porcelain
Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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