U Agrim

U Agrim

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This ovoid-shaped container is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons, and is marked G.B.B. In Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey a jar similar to 1991.0664.0648 through 1991.0664.0664 is illustrated, and is attributed to Savona, a seaport town in northern Italy, it has a similar blue and manganese pallet. Some of the containers in this series have initials on the shoulder. According to Dray the initials may refer to the owner of the apothecary. Three of the jars in this series are marked "G.B.B." with a cross on its shoulder.
Agrim an abbreviation for Agrimony is an herb used as a mouthwash and an astringent. It was also thought to be good for the liver.
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Object Name
date made
18th century
place made
Italy: Liguria, Savona
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 9 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 24.4475 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 574
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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