This turned wooded drug and lid with an exaggerated overhang is painted red. Cone-shaped, it widens from top to bottom. The wood has traces of red paint around the neck and the lid, and has a ivory-colored shield surrounded by a finely painted asymmetrical scalloped border in shades of brown.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany

Subject: PharmacyEuropean Apothecary


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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: 1991.0664.0882Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 804Catalog Number: 1991.0664.0882.011991.0664.0882.02

Object Name: jarOther Terms: jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: turnen wood (overall production method/technique)wood (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20 cm x 10.3 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_994322

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