SYP CHAMOM

SYP CHAMOM

Description
This teapot-shaped majolica syrup jar has a tin lid and a white tin glazed background with yellow, blue and black decorative motifs including the unusual addition of the staff of Asclepius, a familiar symbol of the medical profession. A blue glazed rectangle in the center of the container is marked “SYP CHAMOM” in the cold paint technique. The jar would have contained the syrup of chamomile, used as a tonic, diaphoretic, antiseptic, digestive, and aperients a mild laxative. Urdang attributes the jar to Offenbach in the Rhine River Valley of Germany.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1700 - 1799
place made
Germany
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
tin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in x 7 in x 5 in; 24.765 cm x 17.78 cm x 12.7 cm
overall: 17 cm x 18.5 cm x 9.8 cm; 6 11/16 in x 7 9/32 in x 3 27/32 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0735
catalog number
M-05947
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
1991.0664.00735
collector/donor number
659
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History