Syrup Jar

Syrup Jar

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Description (Brief)
George Urdang author of The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy Catalogue attributes 1991.0664.0681 through 1991.0664.0705 to Niderwiller, a town near Strasbourg in the Alsace region of France. This baluster-shaped drug jar has a scallop edged foot and a flat round lid. The container has a white-glaze background with two continuous rings of blue, orange and yellow stylized flowers. The label reads Syr. Cortic, and is applied in black between the two bands. The foot has a berry and leaf vine at its edge. Cortic refers to the bark or rind of an orange peel which would be mixed with other ingredients.
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Object Name
syrup jar
Other Terms
jar; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
18th century
place made
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 21 cm x 14.5 cm x 20 cm; 8 1/4 in x 5 11/16 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
collector/donor number
SAP 616
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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