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Wet drug jar inscribed "MEL: MERCURIAL C"

Date: c.1640-1650
Overall: 16.5 x 19.5 x 14.7 cm (6 1/2 x 7 11/16 x 5 13/16 in.)
Medium: Delftware, tin glaze, lead glaze, cobalt oxide, and thrown.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, Greater London, London
Object number: G83.1.509
DescriptionLondon Delft wet drug jar with globular body set on a splayed foot. It is painted in blue beneath the short knopped spout with a drug label. It has the profile of a man smoking a pipe at either end, and a strap handle.