Drug Jar

Description (Brief)
This drug jar has a garland of stylized blue and orange flowers surrounded by green leaves. At the waist is a band of gothic-style letters. The lid with its round orange ball and green leaf finial does not appear to be original to the container. George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to mid–eighteenth century Strasbourg.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
place made
France
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 11.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0677
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 601
catalog number
1991.0664.0677.01
1991.0664.0677.02
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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