Syr Papaver Er

Description
This baluster shaped syrup jar has a white tin glazed background with two continuous bands of stylized blue, orange and red flowers. The spout resembles the stem of a plant. The handle has two applied brown stems that overlap and terminate with green leaves at the widest point of the jar. Historian George Urdang suggests this jar was made in or around the town of Niderville in the Lorraine region of eastern France. The jar would have contained Syrup of Papaver Erraticum, the juice of red poppy, which was used as an analgesic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.5 cm x 18.5 cm; 8 1/16 in x 7 9/32 in
overall: 8 3/8 in x 7 3/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 21.2725 cm x 18.7325 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
France
ID Number
1991.0664.0683
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05895
collector/donor number
SAP 607
catalog number
1991.0664.0683.01
1991.0664.0683.02
subject
Pharmacy
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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