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
Object Name
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 cm x 12.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 15/16 in
place made
France
ID Number
1991.0664.0689
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 613
catalog number
1991.0664.0689.01
1991.0664.0689.02
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Media
European Apothecary
See more items in
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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