Another London delftware 'Apollo' pharmacy jar
Lot 9
Another London delftware 'Apollo' pharmacy jar, circa 1680,
Sold for £1,680 (US$ 2,823) inc. premium
Lot Details
Another London delftware 'Apollo' pharmacy jar, circa 1680,
Of ovoid form, painted in blue with a label inscribed 'CONF.HAMECH', surmounted by a bust of Apollo flanked by birds and laurel sprays, a cherub with outstretched wings below, 20.1cm high (cracked)

Footnotes

  • Confectio Hamech was a purgative preparation, reputedly named after an Arab physician of the name of Hamech. It was a syrupy preparation compounded from colocynth, scammony, agaric, senna leaves, rhubarb, myrobalans and other ingredients mixed with honey.
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