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Description
Slightly flared conical-shaped stoneware container with a lead stopper and a pewter lid. According to Urdang, this container was produced in Mettlach in the Rhineland region of south western Germany It was used for hygroscopic (moisture absorbing) powder. The interior has a brown glaze as does the exterior with raised blue, white, black and green decorative motifes. The makers mark is on the bottom of the container.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Jar
jar
place made
Germany
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14.5 cm x 7 cm; 5 11/16 in x 2 3/4 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 14.605 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
1991.0664.0861
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-06073
collector/donor number
SAP 785
catalog number
1991.0664.0861
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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