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Wet drug jar

Origin: England, London (probably)
H: 7" O.D: 8 1/2"
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
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.
Inscription(s):"S SIMPLEX"