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Ol. Ouorum

Ol. Ouorum

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Description
This syrup jar is decorated with blue flowers and foliage. A hare and a lion are also depicted in blue around the jar. The container is marked just below the lower shoulder, Ol. Ouorum. The bottom of the foot is marked with an image of a lighthouse. Lighthouses were used to mark the wares of 17th and 18th century Genovese potters.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.3 cm x 17 cm x 23 cm; 8 3/8 in x 6 11/16 in x 9 1/16 in
overall: 8 3/4 in x 8 7/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 22.225 cm x 22.5425 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0585
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05797
collector/donor number
SAP 509
catalog number
1991.0664.0585
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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