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jar; drug jarAccession number: 6261
Collection place: Southwark, London [Southwark]
Production date: 1651-1700
Material: ceramic; earthenware
Measurements: H 136mm; DM 97mm
Museum Section: Post-Medieval
Summary: Incomplete Tin-glazed ware drug jar, inscribed 'E.DIASC.TRACAS' on a label with a mask at the top and bottom centre. The blue pigment has imperfectly absorbed into the glaze, which has a matt surface and apart from the lettering, the decoration seems to be by an unskilled hand. The inscription refers to Electuarium Diascordium Fracastorii (the herb Germander), a stomach restorative and strengthener of the organs of digestion.
Location: Object stored at Mortimer Wheeler House (Ceramics and Glass store)
Category: Tin glazed wares.
Sub-category: London factories.
Britton, Frank, London delftware London : Jonathan Horne, (1987). Pages: 202pISSN ISBN 0951214004 (Object details: p 128 no 82, published)