Drug Jar

Description
This straight walled drug container has a flared lip and base. The jar has a white tin glazed background and is decorated with a blue crown flanked by blue vines, leaves, and flowers. A maker’s mark is on the bottom of the container. George Urdang attributes the jar to 18th-century Rheinisberg, a small town near Berlin. The crown is the royal Prussian crown.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12.1 cm x 10 cm; 4 3/4 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 4 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 12.065 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0721
catalog number
M-05933
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 645
catalog number
1991.0664.0721
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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