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Pharmacy jars
    • Setting:
      Room XI
    • Maker:
    • Place:
      Venetian style
    • Date:
      19th cent.
    • Materials:
    • Dimensions:
      max. height c. 220 mm, opening diameter c. 112 mm
    • Inventory:
      Dep. OSMN, Firenze
    • Pharmacy jars (Dep. OSMN, Firenze)

Twenty-three pharmacy jars of dark violet and dark green glass, with lids. The color can take on different hues depending on the light. There are gold ornamentations and the content is indicated in a cartouche on the lower part of each jar. The design is that of the albarello: a spool shape, tapered in the middle, and a lid with a knob and double handle. Provenance: Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.