Apothecary Jar, Blue
The apothecary jar was used to store and preserve crude and compounded drugs, in both dry and liquid forms throughout medieval and renaissance Europe. Varying from the simple to the ornate, some apothecaries would have ornate crests and coats of arms emblazoned on their jars, with abbreviations and alchemic symbols, which varied across centuries and regions.
A lot of what we know today about the medicinal powers of plants we owe to Louis the XVI and his studies of herbalism. In Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Provence, our ateliers have been making traditional apothecary jars like this one for centuries and in the surrounding fields and monastery herbariums, growing herbs such as lavender, cannabis and saffron for their many therapeutic properties.
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Material: French Faïence
Size: 23cm height x 11.5cm diameter
Origin: Made in Moustiers Saint-Marie, France
Care: Dishwasher safe on a delicate cycle. Do not use a dry cycle as the heat and steam can cause the glaze to crack. Load and unload with care and gentle handling. Hand washing is preferable and recommended where possible. Not suitable for oven or microwave use.