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BACCIL AD FORNACEM

BACCIL AD FORNACEM

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Description
This drug jar is marked BACCIL AD FORNACEM, and HN on the bottom. Baccil and Fornacem in Latin translates to basin and furnace respectively.
Pharmaceutical historian George Urdang attributes containers 1991.0664.0760 through 1991.0664.0825 to Hanau in the late 18th century based on the floral design surrounding the medallion and the initials HN on the bottom of many of the jars in the series. However, in a letter dated August 1983, the pharmaceutical historian Wolfgang-Hagen Hein wrote that the containers without initials and those marked FH were made in Florsheim in the German state of Hesse.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jar
date made
1790-1810
Date made
1775 - 1799
place made
Germany: Hesse, Hanau
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 cm x 11 cm; 6 5/16 in x 4 5/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0814
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 738
catalog number
1991.0664.0814
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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