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Wet drug jar

1740-1770
Origin: England, London (probably)
OH: 7 3/8"; Diam: 5 1/2"; Diam + spout: 6 11/16"
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chorley.
Acc. No. 1967-703
Globular body; lipped top opening; cylindrical spout; pedestal base. "S RHUBARB." within strapwork cartouche containing shell at top center flanked by winged cherubs and winged angel's head at center bottom flanked by hanging flowers and tassels. Underglaze blue; base glazed.
Label:This jar was intended to hold syrup of rhubarb. It is interesting to note that the name of the plant is in English, rather than rhabarb, an abbreviated form of the Latin rhabarbarum, as it appears on a songbird jar in the CWF collection (see accession 1965-204). This jar may be part of a set that includes accessions 1967-303, 1967-304, and 1967-305.
Provenance:Jean and Kenneth Chorley #A133.
Mark(s):No
Inscription(s):"S RHUBARB."