MANN: CANNAL

MANN: CANNAL

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Description
This albarello-shaped drug jar has a white tin-glaze background with a cobalt blue cartouche. Atoop the cartouche is a basket of fruit flanked by two peacocks. Scrolls vines, tassels and the face of an angel complete the decoration. The center of the cartouche is marked, "MANN: CANNAL"
The bottom of the glazed base bares a makers mark, a small dot above the letter P. This is the mark of the Pennis family who owned two ceramic factories from about 1723 to 1789. In addition to apothecary jars they made small utillitarian objects for the home.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Jar
Other Terms
Jar; Pharmaceutical Container
Date made
1723-1774
maker
Pennis, Johannis
place made
Netherlands
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.5 cm x 5 cm; 7 5/16 in x 1 15/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0826
catalog number
M-06038
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 750
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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