Pharmacy vase, Italy, 1740
On the pharmacy jar on the right, the blue and white decorations show scenes of a Roman cavalry charge. The other side shows a more pleasant rural scene. The devil’s head at the base appears to be a dispensing hole for the contents of the large jar (measuring 480 mm in height). Entwined snakes form the handles. It is shown with a similar example (A631893).
Related Themes and Topics
There are 1077 related objects. View all related objects
Glossary: drug jar
A (usually earthenware) container designed to hold apothecaries' ointments and dry drugs.