Apothecary jar - 970.391.1183_1


Apothecary jar

Maker: Manufactured in England
Geography: Ontario, Fort Albany
Date: 1678-1720
Period: 17th-18th centuries
5.2 x 6.9 cm
Object number: 970.391.1183
Not on view
DescriptionThis small apothecary jar, recovered from Fort Albany, Ontario, is an English tin-glazed or "Delftware" earthenware likely used to store drugs and medicines. The white glaze, applied on both interior and exterior surfaces, has a blue and pink hue. No decoration is visible. This manufacture of ceramic reached its peak in popularity in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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