Apothecary Jar


George Urdang, author of , noted that this jar, depicting two "eagles" flying toward the sun was made for the orphanage pharmacy (Waisenhaus Apotheke) in Halle, Germany. He also believed the manufacturer of this particular jar and 1991.0664.0231 can be attributed to the Globsow glass works, dating from about 1775.

The jar is illustrated on page 22 of the Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue.

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: 1991.0664.0230Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05378Collector/Donor Number: SAP 87Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0230

Object Name: jar

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10.2 cm x 6.1 cm; 4 in x 2 3/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-772b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_994189

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