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


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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


Record Id: nmah_993450

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