A large London delftware pharmacy jar
Lot 2
A large London delftware pharmacy jar, circa 1675-90
£1,400 - 1,800
US$ 2,400 - 3,000
Lot Details
A large London delftware pharmacy jar, circa 1675-90
Of plain ovoid form, painted in dark blue with an angel head label inscribed 'MITHRIDAT:', the angel depicted as a bewigged gentleman, 30cm high (restored crack)

Footnotes

  • Mithridate was a polypharmaceutical preparation, one of the 'five sovereign remedies' of ancient times, devised by Mithridates, King of Pontus (131-64 B.C) as an antidote against poisons. A later Apollo head labelled drug jar inscribed 'Mithridatium', was sold in these rooms in The Sampson and Horne Collection, 28 April 2010, lot 188.
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