Syrup Jar

Description (Brief):

This syrup jar has a straight spout and strap handle. It has light blue decoration and manganese-colored gothic script across the center. A second label applied in the cold paint technique is surrounded by green leaves on the lower shoulder and reads Farin.S.Lino. This second label indicates the jar was used at a later date and contained a mixture of wheat or flour (Farina) and linseed oil (Linosa) to be used for skin irritations. The number 43 has been painted on the bottom of the foot.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: PharmacyMedicine


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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection, Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology: Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850, Hill, C.R. and R.E.A. Drey. Drug Jars

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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0611Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 535Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0611

Object Name: syrup jar

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21 cm x 16 cm x 20 cm; 8 9/32 in x 6 5/16 in x 7 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_993579

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