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#1 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:33 AM

Attached File  swissapothecarysm.jpg   41.8KB   68 downloadsAttached File  swisspharmacy2.jpg   42.65KB   81 downloadsAttached File  swisspharmacy3.jpg   39.29KB   62 downloadsThis is another photo from the Zurich Medical Museum. I was in Zurich for week with my husband so I got a museum pass to all the museum in our area. The close up shows some Deruta apothecary jars among others.

The barrel shaped apothecary jars were supposedly shaped after sections of bamboo cane which were used in transporting herbs, spices, and medicine along the silk road.
This shape developed into the renaissance majolica Apothecary jars found in Spain and Italy as well as Switzerland.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:02 AM

They are absolutely wonderful !
So crafty and arty. We have come a long way since then (backwards) with our modern day throw-away plastic and glass to hold the same things.

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