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Deruta wet drug jar

Description

A Deruta wet drug jar; painted with laurel cartouche of drug name SY.D.RIBER (syrup of blackcurrant) and armorial badge (chevron with three gold balls); reverse with apothecaries label and date, 1564 RVB; bulbous with single handle and spout; pale grey background, black lettering, blue, yellow, green , yellow and ochre decoration; chipped on rim, various chips and cracks on body, one crack crudely mended; base cracked and infilled with plaster; paint discoloured where glaze cracked.

  • Object number

    STRST : SBT 1993-31/71

  • Date

    1564

  • Material

    ceramic

  • Measurements

  • Height

    26 mm

  • Diameter

    187 mm
    85 mm (mouth)

  • Marks & inscriptions

    SY.D.RIBER, 1564 RVB,

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust