Cinms Cassia Donz


This waisted drug jar has a flared foot and a deep blue glaze over a white background. The jar is decorated with stylized flowers and leaves on the upper and lower shoulders. The label at the center of the waist is marked, Cinms Cassia Donz. The jar would have contained the plant Cinnamon cassia, also known as Cinnamomum aromaticum. The plant was often used in alcoholic solutions as a mild tonic. This jar belongs to a set of drug containers seen in objects 1991.0664.0589 through 1991.0664.0596.

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: 1991.0664.0595Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05807Collector/Donor Number: SAP 519Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0595

Object Name: jar

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18.9 cm x 13.5 cm; 7 7/16 in x 5 5/16 in


Record Id: nmah_993661

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