Pharmacy display jar for rhubarb

Made:
1830-1900

Large English pharmacy display jar, known as a specie jar, one of two, painted glass for Rhubarb with heraldic crest, 19th century.

The motto on the coat of arms is 'PIFERQUE PER ORBEM DICOR'. The shield is supported by two unicorns and the crest on the helmet is a rhinoceros. A face has been drawn on the brow of the helmet.

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Science Museum: Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries

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Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A45392/1
Materials:
glass, iron, paint
type:
display bottles, pharmacy (glassware) display bottles, pharmacy (glassware)
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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