Pharmacy display jar for rhubarb

Made:
1830-1900 in England

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.

Details

Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A45392/1
Materials:
glass, iron and paint
Measurements:
overall: 630 mm 310 mm,
type:
display bottles and pharmacy (glassware) display bottles and pharmacy (glassware)
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust