English Delftware Drug Jars
The collection of the Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Edited by Briony Hudson - Keeper of the Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
Delftware drug jars were originally manufactured in London around 1570. They were expensive, highly prized objects, used by successful apothecaries for storage of pills, ointments, syrups, oils and confections. They were often highly decorated or labelled to indicate their contents.
Today, English delftware drug jars are rare and highly collectable. The Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain holds one of the finest collections of delftware drug jars in the UK, and this beautiful collection has been photographed and catalogued for the first time.
The book includes details about:
- the history of the Society's delftware collection
- the history of English delftware drug jars
- delftware manufacture in London
- 220 individual colour photos of drug jars and other delftware items, with full catalogue entries including a description of the jar, its manufacturer and date
- ISBN 978 0 85369 643 8
- Published May 2006
246 x 189mm (272pp)