Wet drug jar
Origin: England, London (probably)
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Acc. No. 1948-18
Squat globular form with high flared pedestal base, everted rim, strap-loop handle, and slightly knopped spout. Bluish tin glaze decorated in blue with standard songbird cartouche, inscribed "S SIMPLEX". Base glazed.
Label:Simplex means "simple" as opposed to a composite, which suggests that the container was used for a simple syrup.
Provenance:Cogar, Lewis & Geiger, Inc. Williamsburg, VA
Source acquired jar from Oscar Cole, Darlington, England.