An early 19th century French faience drug jar, probably Quimper circa 1825An early 19th century French faience drug jar, probably Quimper circa 1825An early 19th century French faience drug jar, probably Quimper circa 1825An early 19th century French faience drug jar, probably Quimper circa 1825An early 19th century French faience drug jar, probably Quimper circa 1825

A fine early 19th century French drug jar probably manufactured in Quimper around 1825. The jar is baluster shaped, and is fired in a fine reflective white tin-oxide glaze. The central band of the jar contains the Latin word NATRIUM painted in black, whilst the upper and lower registers of the jar are painted with a banderole of tulip-like flowers and leaves in shades of orange-red, olive green, and black.

Height: 8.5”/24.3cm, Diameter of the base: 3.75”/9.5cm.

Condition is excellent antique. There are no chips, cracks, or repairs.

Natrium is the abbreviated form of Natrium Sulphuricum, or sodium sulphate, which was used as a drying agent in early 19th century French pharmaceuticals.

Item ID: TR-00341

An early 19th century French faience drug jar, probably Quimper circa 1825

$185


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