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English delft drug jar circa 1760

 
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English delft drug jar circa 1760
Item English delft drug jar circa 1760
Description Of ovoid shape with narrow inverted rim painted with cherubs and foliage elaborately decorated label U:TUTIAE ('unguentum tutiae') said to be mainly used for sore eyes. "This jar was intended to hold 'unguentum tutiae', which was ointment of tutty (crude zinc oxide). It was mixed with calamine and rose ointment and was said to be mainly used for sore eyes". (Archer, op.cit.)
Measurement 19 cms
Condition Good condition, usual age wear and chipping expected on delft
Price GBP £1,750
Stock no SN. EDDJU
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