London, South Kensington
1 November 2001
An English delft blue and white oviform drug jar
probably London, named for C:ABSINTH: within a strapwork cartouche with a basket of fruit flanked by two songbirds above and a winged cherub's head susspending swags of fruit and and tassels below, circa 1730 (cracked, rim chips) -- 17cm. high
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The above jar would have contained a mixture of the leaves and flowers of the absinth plant.
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