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ENGLISH DRUG JARS

Posted By POG 8/17/2017 8:23:12 PM
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I have decided to branch out into these early jars, Many years ago I saw one in a shop in Sandgate Kent, when I took a break from fishing, At the time I could not afford it and I believe JA purchased it after I tipped him off about it.

Now I am mortgage free so I can indulge a little

First Jar

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English dry drug jar itdates c1720 and was made in one of the London potteries

The inscription reads E LENITIV whichwas used as a Gentle Laxative, it consisted of stoned raisins, senna,polypodium of oak, Syrian plums,
Maidenhair (a type of fern) French Barley,Stoned Damask prunes, Tamerinds fruit, Liquoris, and Suger of violets

The E in the inscriptionidentifies the contents as a Electuary paste which was mixed with honey to hidethe taste.

The jar stands approx 7 inches tall

The design is known as the Bird & Baskettype with fishtails , these fishtails are seen on the tassel cords and swags,the angle wings are short, unshaded and lacy, the birds heads face out andupwards, all helping to date this jar to c1720.


Second Jar


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English dry drug jar itdates c1740 made in the Lambeth potteries

The inscription reads C ANTHOS which was used to strengthenthe brain to help reduce madness and to clear sight. It consisted of finelychopped Rosemary Flowers mixed with white sugar which were then boiled.

The C in the inscription identifies the contents as a Conserve orConfection which was a type of Jam

The design is known as theCherub and Shell with fishtail pellets and bald cherubs

The flowers have whitetips to the petals which helps to identify this as a Lambeth made pot c1740

The Mortlake pots aroundthis date have white flowers with blue tips

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 Posted 8/18/2017 12:23:29 AM
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They look very attractive and collectable. Looks like you are branching out from your main line of collecting Lee and Green bottles.
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Yes, that was the one I purchased Mark. Actually the price I paid all those years ago is about all it's worth now, maybe even a bit less. A good time to buy, as usual it's the extreme rarities that fetch the high prices, such as dated, small sizes, etc.



Wanted --- any unusual items from Kent & the South East, including advertising, early stoneware, & bottles (of course!).  Also rare patent poisons, early pontilled medicines, & rare burst lip/teakettle inks.

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 Posted 8/18/2017 8:22:28 PM
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Thanks for posting John, would look nice in my small collection

The label stands for common bay laurel ointment


It contained

Bay leaves and berries, cabbage leaves, neats foot oil (obtained from the shin bones of cattle) and bullocks suet, which was boiled together

It was used to heat and expel wind, and for old aches and sprains, although it was found not to be trusted and of little use.

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BEAUTIFUL THINGS.THANKS FOR SHOWING.

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