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Description
This tin-glazed drug jar has a straight walled body, flared neck, and a metal lid. The cobalt blue cartouche is surrounded by scrolls, swags of flowers, tassels and the face of an angel. A basket of fruit adorns the top of the cartouche and is flanked by two peacocks.
A green paper label glued to the container has two layers, the first is a rectangle with a green boarder of acanthus leaves entwined in silver-colored lattice work. The second label is a smaller green rectangle which has been glued to the larger label. There is a faint inscription written in ink.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Jar
Date made
18th Century
place made
Netherlands
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20.7 cm x 12 cm; 8 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0836
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06048
collector/donor number
SAP 760
catalog number
1991.0664.0836.01
1991.0664.0836.02
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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