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    Sale 5323

    British Ceramics & Glass 1630-1830

    14 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 4

    FOUR ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DRUG-JARS

    FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    FOUR ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DRUG-JARS
    FIRST HALF OF THE 18TH CENTURY
    Oviform, painted with a banner sumounted by a shell and two cherubs, a mask and flowers below, inscribed for FR:TAMARIND, C:RUTTEE:, U:ÆGYPTIAC: and U:DIATHÆ:, with associated tin covers
    19.5cm. (7 5/8in.) high (4)


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    U:ÆGYPTIAC is 'Egyptian Ointment', made from copper acetate, vinegar and honey - used to treat ulcers
    C:RUTEE is a conserve of rue (herb) - recommended to treat fevers and convulsions
    U:DIATHÆ (missing a letter and should be dialthæ) an ointment made with marshmallow roots - warming and relaxing it was thought to rarefy the Humours
    FR:TAMARIND is the extract of the tamarind fruit - used to treat fevers

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