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Wet Drug Jar

1700-1730
Origin: England, London (probably)
OH: 7 1/2" (19.1 cm)
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1950-140
Squat globular jar with high flared pedestal base, everted rim, strap-loop handle, and knopped spout. Whitish tin glaze decorated in blue with standard songbird cartouche, inscribed "S DE HYSSOPO." No glaze on base.
Label:Syrupus de Hyssopo was made from the leaves and flowering tops of the hyssop plant.
Provenance:Avis & Rockwell Gardiner, American Antiques, Stamford, CT