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English delft dry drug jar circa 1740-1760

 
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English delft dry drug jar circa 1740-1760
Item English delft dry drug jar circa 1740-1760

Description

Decorated with angel with outspread wings, birds, and flowers. Incribed Diascord for electuarium diascordium. The mixture contained amongst other things cinnamon, cassia wood, scordium and opium. J. Quincy wrote in his book, A Compleat English Dispensatory 1718, p. 429 "Nurses have got, of giving their children this medicine to make them sleep, more for their own ease than anything else"
Measurement 18.5 cms high
Condition Good condition, usual age wear and chipping expected on delft
Price GBP £1,650
Stock no SN. EDDJ1
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