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Mel Rosa Sem

Mel Rosa Sem

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Description (Brief)
This syrup jar has a straight spout and an applied strap handle with blue and purple decorative motifs over a white glaze similar to 1991.0664.0643. The label in the center of the vessel is marked Mel Rosa Sem which would be a concoction of Rose seeds and honey. George Urdang, author of The Squibb ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to 18th century Venice.
Currently not on view
Object Name
syrup jar
date made
18th century
Date made
1700 - 1750
place made
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 23.5 cm x 17 cm x 21.5 cm; 9 1/4 in x 6 11/16 in x 8 7/16 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 568
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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