Syrup Jar

Syrup Jar

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Description (Brief)
This syrup jar has an applied slab handle and spout. Its ovoid-shaped container is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons. In Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey, a similar jar to 1991.0664.0648 through 1991.0664.0664 is illustrated, and attributed to Savona, a seaport town in northern Italy. It has a similar blue and manganese pallet. There is a rectangular green and black paper label glued to the bottom of the handle. The inscription is not clear.
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Object Name
syrup jar
Other Terms
jar; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
18th century
place made
Italy: Liguria, Savona
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 19.5 cm x 15 cm x 18.7 cm; 7 11/16 in x 5 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 580
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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