Drug Jar

Description (Brief)
George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes 1991.0664.681 through 1991.0664.0699 to Niderwiller a town near Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. This baluster-shaped drug jarhas a round flat lid and a scalloped edged foot. The container has a white-glazed background with two bands of blue, orange and yellow stylized flowers. The foot and lid have a vine of berries and leaves. The orange berry and leaf handle have been applied to the lid.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
place made
France
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 12.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0689
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 613
catalog number
1991.0664.0689.01
1991.0664.0689.02
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
Media
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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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