This albarello features a painted yellow oval baroque shield with a knight’s helmet at the top. The shield is framed by blue flowers. The interior of the shield features an image of a castle tower with three stars above, and the initialsG C in between the stars. Below the lower shoulder the jar is also marked ELLEET E ESVC ROS. The jar would have contained an electuary of rose, a paste composed of rose water and rose petals that was used as a salve.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

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: 1991.0664.0575Catalog Number: M-05787Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 499Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0575

Object Name: jaralbarello

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20 cm x 11.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 17/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-b6fd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_993598

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