This albarello-shaped drug jar has a white tin-glaze background with a cobalt blue cartouche. Atoop the cartouche is a basket of fruit flanked by two peacocks. Scrolls vines, tassels and the face of an angel complete the decoration. The center of the cartouche is marked, "MANN: CANNAL"

The bottom of the glazed base bares a makers mark, a small dot above the letter P. This is the mark of the Pennis family who owned two ceramic factories from about 1723 to 1789. In addition to apothecary jars they made small utillitarian objects for the home.

Date Made: 1723-1774

Maker: Pennis, Johannis

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Netherlands

Subject: Pharmacy

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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: 1991.0664.0826Catalog Number: M-06038Accession Number: 1991.0664Collector/Donor Number: SAP 750

Object Name: JarOther Terms: Jar; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: ceramic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 18.5 cm x 5 cm; 7 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in


Record Id: nmah_994531

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