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Title(s):
Dry drug jar.
Published/Created:
London, England, circa 1750.
Physical Description:
1 jar : white delftware ; 19 cm high x 15 cm in diameter
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Spencer Jar 11
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of James N. Spencer and Kathleen Moretto Spencer
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
Notes:
Inscribed "U, ex althea" i.e. unguentum extratum althaea, an ointment made from the gummy extract of the roots of the althaea officinalis, also known as the marshmallow. It was used to soothe irritated throats and to relieve coughs.
Title from Spencer.
Spencer, K. M. James N. Spencer Collection of English Delftware Apothecary Jars, 11
Ovoid jar with shoulders tapering into a short stem, and then slightly flaring out to a small foot.
Form/Genre:
Delftware.
Drug jars.
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