Description (Brief):

This syrup jar is marked SIR:DE:CICOREA*C*RAB, and has a curved spout, applied strap handle and a domed-shaped foot. It has light blue floral decoration over an off white under glaze. The container probably held a syrup of chicory used as an intestinal tonic and blood purifier. According to George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue the handle is decorated with the owners signature mark, folded arms supporting a cross.

Date Made: 18th Century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: PharmacyMedicine


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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0614Catalog Number: M-05826Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 538

Object Name: Jarsyrup jar

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21 cm x 19 cm x 20 cm; 8 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 7 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_993581

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