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Dispensing pot, Europe, 1746

Dispensing pots were used to hold ointments, pills and medical treatments, although they could also be used to hold other materials such as cosmetics. A pharmacist or apothecary would make up a medicine and put it in a pot for the customer to take away. The contents were usually protected by a paper cover secured with string. This pot is made of tin-glazed earthenware and is marked on the side with the words “17 Boy 46 November 5” . The “17” and “46” indicate the date (1746).

Object number:

A42804

 

Glossary:

Glossary: dispensing pot

pot used to contain ointments, medications, perfumes

Glossary: pharmacy

The preparation and medicinal dispensing of drugs.