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Wet drug jar

1700-1730
Origin: England, London (probably)
H(spout0: 7"; DIam: 5 5/8"; Spout-to-handle: 8 1/2"
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1966-368
Wet jar of long globular form more typical of a dry jar, with knopped spout opposite a strap-loop handle. Whitish tin glaze decorated in blue with standard songbird cartouche, inscribed "O LILLIOR A." Base glazed.
Label:Lilum Album is white lily. Although the lettering on this jar does not correspond to the spelling of this ingredient on most drug jars, the container here may have been intended to hold the oil of white lilies.
Provenance:Tilley & Co., London
Mark(s):No
Inscription(s):"O LILLIOR A"