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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 20 cm x 11.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in
place made
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 601
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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