Apothecary Jar

Description
A straight walled container with a flat lid and a blue oval label framed by two mermaids. Containers with blank labels could be filled with different ingredients depending on the apothecaries needs. When the contents of the jars were replaced, apothecaries would write the appropriate name in the medallion.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.5 cm x 14 cm; 8 15/32 in x 5 1/2 in
overall: 8 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 20.955 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0708
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05920
1991.0664.0708.01
1991.0664.0708.02
collector/donor number
SAP 632
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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