Syrup Jar

Syrup Jar

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Description (Brief)
This syrup jar has a straight spout, and an applied strap handle. The label in the center of the jar is marked Sy Ipis SIM. The jar has a domed foot and a flared neck which has been repaired. The spout has a cork stuck in it. George Urdang, author of The Squibb ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to 18th century Venice.
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Object Name
syrup jar
Other Terms
jar; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
18th century
Date made
1700 - 1750
place made
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 23.5 cm x 18 cm x 21 cm; 9 1/4 in x 7 1/16 in x 8 1/4 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 567
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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