An English delftware pharmacy jar, circa 1720-30
Lot 24
An English delftware pharmacy jar, circa 1720-30
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,525) inc. premium
Lot Details
An English delftware pharmacy jar, circa 1720-30
Of oviform, painted in blue with strapwork cartouches edged with scrolls and surmounted by shells flanked by winged putti holding flower sprigs, inscribed 'C:CORT:AUR.', 18.5cm high

Footnotes

  • This jar would have held Conditus Cortex Aurantiorum, meaning candied orange peel. This was used for flavour and as a mild tonic, to warm and strengthen the stomach.
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