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Drug Jar

Drug Jar

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Description (Brief)
This drug jar has a garland of stylized blue and orange flowers surrounded by green leaves. At the waist is a band of gothic-style letters. The lid with its round orange ball and green leaf finial does not appear to be original to the container. George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes this jar to mid–eighteenth century Strasbourg.
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Object Name
Other Terms
jar; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
18th century
Date made
1725 - 1775
place made
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 20 cm x 11.5 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 1/2 in
ID Number
accession number
collector/donor number
SAP 601
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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