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Wet drug jar

1941.1211AB (RS211162)

Description

Delftware jug with light blue glaze and blue decoration. The jug is bowl shaped on a splayed foot, with a short, slightly flared spout, winged cherubs bearing flower branches perched at corners depicted on body. Metal lid of Delft jar.

Details

Label
Loaned to Fitchburg Art Museum, September 2000 through September 2002. Exhibition: Ceramics: Art, Industry and Craft.
Maker
unknown
Date
1760-1780
Inscriptions
"S.C. AUR.t."" [probably an abbreviation for ""Conserva Auriantium"": conserve of the Seville or bitter orange; it was made from fresh oranges with three times the quantity of white sugar and was used as a tonic.] (Painted in underglaze on body)
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
painting (coating)
tin glaze
Object type
Merchandising T&E
Descriptive terms
Container, Apothecary
Delft
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Jar, Apothecary
jars
painting (coating)
tin glaze
Dimensions
7 1/2 (H), 6 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1941.1211AB
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Charles P. Strong
GUSN
7167

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