A London delftware pharmacy jar
Lot 10
A London delftware pharmacy jar, circa 1670-75
£1,800 - 2,400
US$ 3,000 - 4,000
Lot Details
A London delftware pharmacy jar, circa 1670-75
Of ovoid form, painted in blue with a label inscribed 'CATHOLICON', a fleur de lys below in the centre, flanked by pendant swags, stylised flowers to the sides, 18.8cm high

Footnotes

  • This substance would have been used as a purgative electuary, made from senna leaves, tamarind pulp, cassia pulp, polypody, rhizome, seeds of cucumber and fennel, rhubarb, liquorice and other ingredients.
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