Ol: Rosat: Compl:

Description (Brief)
George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes the provenance of 1991.0664.0681 through 1991.0664.0705 to Niderwiller, a town near Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. This baluster-shaped syrup jar has a scallop edged foot and a flat round lid. It has a white-glaze background with two continuous rings of blue, orange and yellow stylized flowers. The lid has an applied handle shaped like a berry with a slim green stem and single leaf. The label reads, Ol: Rosat: Compl:, possibly oil of roses or Rosatum Unguentum an ointment made from roses.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 19 cm; 8 1/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 7 15/32 in
place made
France
ID Number
1991.0664.0698
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.0698.01
1991.0664.0698.02
collector/donor number
SAP 622
subject
Pharmacy
Art
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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