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
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
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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