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Wet drug jar

1650-1670
Origin: England, London
OH: 7 1/16"; Diam: 6 7/8"; Handle to spout: 7 11/16"
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1966-114
Globular jar on a high pedestal base with slightly everted rim, short knopped spout, and straplike handle. White tin glaze decorated in blue with standard pipe-smoker cartouche, inscribed "S AUGUSTANUS." No glaze on base.
Label:Augustanus's syrup probably refers to a prescription devised by Dr. Augustin or Augustinus, a Venetian who became "domestic physician" to Cardinal Wolsey and a fellow of the College of Physicians in 1536.
Provenance:Sydney N. Blumberg, Newtown, CT
Mark(s):No
Inscription(s):"S AUGU5TANUS"