Antique Spanish Ceramic Apothecary (Pharmacy) Jar, 18th Century


Glazed ceramic apothecary jars were used for storing herbs and other substances for making medicines in the 18th century. Many feature beautiful designs or coats-of-arms with a lot of symbolism. This one has a beautiful crowned coat-of-arms with a blank shield. Sometimes a blank area was left on the jar in which the apothecary could write the jars contents. The jar is antiqued white in color with a rich blue design.

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