jar; drug jarAccession number: 77.84
Collection place: Southwark, London [Southwark]
Production date: 1651-1700
Material: ceramic; earthenware
Measurements: H 188 mm; DM 149 mm
Museum Section: Post-Medieval
Summary: Tin-glazed earthenware wet drug jar with strap handle, globular body, spout and pedestal foot, inscribed in blue on the front 'S/TVSSIL' surmounted by a unicorn's head. The inscription is an abbreviation of Syrupus Tussilago or Syrup of Colt's Foot which appears in Pharmacopoeia between 1618 and 1677 and is reputed to be good for a dry cough. The unicorn's head motif is rare.
Location: Not currently on display. For information contact the Museum.
Category: Tin glazed wares.
Sub-category: London factories.
Britton, Frank, London delftware London : Jonathan Horne, (1987). Pages: 202pISSN ISBN 0951214004 (Object details: p 127 no 81, published)