Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:33 AM
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.
Professor Emerita Montana State University-Billings
Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:02 AM
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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