Drug Jar


This small wide-mouthed drug jar has a whitish tin glaze decorated by a round blue shield with an empty interior. The shield is flanked by two rampant lions and topped by a crown and an orb. The maker’s mark is on the bottom of the container.

George Urdang attributes this jar and 1991.0664.0737 to 18th century Offenbach in the state of Hesse. A potter’s mark is on the bottom of the jar.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Hesse, Offenbach

Subject: Pharmacy

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Related Publication: 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: 1991.0664.0736Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05948Collector/Donor Number: SAP 660Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0736

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 9.6 cm x 8 cm; 3 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-8b95-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993562

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