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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Drug Jar

1740-1760 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

White globular jar with spout, on stem and foot, painted in blue with words "O. NEPETAE" within a scrolled cartouche surrounded by a basket of fruit above, peacocks either side of the basket, more fruit and a cherub's face below.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Thrown tin-glazed earthenware, painted in blue, with separately attached spout and foot
Brief description
Delftware white globular drug jar with stem and foot, painted in blue with the inscription "O. NEPETAE" in a scrolled cartouche surrounded by a basket of fruit and peacocks, made at De Porceleyne Schotel factory in the Netherlands (Delft), 1740-60
Physical description
White globular jar with spout, on stem and foot, painted in blue with words "O. NEPETAE" within a scrolled cartouche surrounded by a basket of fruit above, peacocks either side of the basket, more fruit and a cherub's face below.
Dimensions
  • Height: 19.4cm
  • Width: 15.7cm
  • Diameter: 13cm
Credit line
The Wyatt Bequest
Object history
The jar was made to hold "O. Nepetae" which was catnip
Subjects depicted
Other number
LOAN:WYATT.5 - previous loan number
Collection
Accession number
C.188-2003

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Record createdJanuary 9, 2004
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