Syrup Jar

Description (Brief):

This syrup jar is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons. In Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey, a similar jar to 1991.0664.0648 through 1991.0664.0664, is illustrated, and attributed to Savona, a seaport town in northern Italy which uses a similar blue and manganese pallet. A portrait of a woman with short curly hair secured with a blue band is painted on to the base of the applied strap handle. The label reads Ol d Menta. Menta or Mentha is a mint medicinal used to treat stomach aches and chest pains.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy: Liguria, Savona

Subject: Pharmacy

Subject:

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, European Apothecary, Art

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Drey, Rudolf E.A.. Apothecary Jars, Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0659Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 583Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0659

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20.3 cm x 14 cm x 18.5 cm; 8 in x 5 1/2 in x 7 5/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-a5f9-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993450

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.