Wet drug jar

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1760-1780

GUSN

GUSN-7167

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

Descriptive Terms

jars
earthenware
painting (coating)
glazing (coating)
tin glaze
Delft
Container, Apothecary
Jar, Apothecary
Jar, Apothecary

Label

Loaned to Fitchburg Art Museum, September 2000 through September 2002. Exhibition: Ceramics: Art, Industry and Craft.

Inscription

"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)

Additional Identification Number

1941.1211A
1941.1211 C

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Merchandising T&E

Dimensions

7 1/2 (H), 6 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles P. Strong

Accession Number

1941.1211AB