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Wet drug jar

1660-1725
Origin: England, London (probably)
OH: 7 5/16"; Diam: 5 13/16"; Handle to spout: 7 7/8"
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1965-201,2
Globular jar with high pedestal base, everted rim, knopped spout, and strap-loop handle. White tin glaze decoration in blue with standard angel cartouche, inscribed "S PAPAVER." Base glazed.
Label:Syrupus de Papaveris, syrup of poppy, was used as a mild opiate.
Provenance:Tilley & Co., London
Mark(s):No
Inscription(s):"S PAPAVER"