Drug Jar

Drug Jar

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Description (Brief)
This ovoid-shaped container is decorated with blue arches or false gadroons, and is marrked with the alchemical symbol for spirits above the initials V.Z. A similar jar is illustrated in Apothecary Jars by Rudolf Drey. 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.
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Object Name
date made
18th century
place made
Italy: Liguria, Savona
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 22.5 cm x 14 cm; 8 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 572
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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