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Drug Jar

Drug Jar

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This small wide-mouthed drug jar has a whitish tin glaze decorated by a round blue shield with an empty interior. The shield is flanked by two rampant lions and topped by a crown and an orb. The maker’s mark is on the bottom of the container.
George Urdang attributes this jar and 1991.0664.0737 to 18th century Offenbach in the state of Hesse. A potter’s mark is on the bottom of the jar.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
18th century
place made
Germany: Hesse, Offenbach
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 9.6 cm x 8 cm; 3 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 660
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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