Syrup Jar

Description (Brief)
George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes 1991.0664.0681 through 1991.0664.0705 to Niderwiller, a town near Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. This baluster-shaped drug jar has a scallop edged foot and a flat round lid. The container has a white-glaze background with two continuous rings of blue, orange and yellow stylized flowers. The label reads Syr. Cortic, and is applied in black between the two bands. The foot has a berry and leaf vine at its edge. Cortic refers to the bark or rind of an orange peel which would be mixed with other ingredients.
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 21 cm x 14.5 cm x 20 cm; 8 1/4 in x 5 11/16 in x 7 7/8 in
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 616
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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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