Drug 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 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 of the jars ingredient is applied in black between the two bands. The foot has a berry and leaf vine at its edge.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 19 cm x 12.5 cm; 7 1/2 in x 4 15/16 in
place made
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 615
catalog number
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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