Drug Jar

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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
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
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 645
catalog number
Health & Medicine
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
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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