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Description
A Garland of blue and purple flowers with green leaves frames an oval medallion outlined in yellow and black. Urdang attributes the containers 1991.0664.0760 through 1991.0664.0825 to Hanau in the late 18th century based on the floral design surrounding the medallion and the initials HN on the bottom of many of the jars in the series. However, in a letter dated August 1983, the pharmaceutical history scholar Wolfgang-Hagen Hein believes the unmarked containers and those marked FH were made in Florsheim in the German state of Hesse.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Jar
Date made
1790-1810
1775 - 1799
place made
Germany
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 cm x 8 cm; 3 15/16 in x 3 1/8 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0770
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05982
collector/donor number
SAP 694
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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