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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A LONDON DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE SMALL DRY DRUG OR PILL JAR
CIRCA 1680
inscribed 'P:DETERRE:JAP:' on a winged angel and 'crab claw' label.
height 4 3/8 in.
11.1 cm
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Provenance

The T. Murray Ragg Collection, sold, Sotheby's, London, March 23, 1954, lot 129
Robert Allbrook, London, bearing label
Property of the late Mrs. Agnes Lothian-Short, sold, Sotheby's, London, May 22, 1984, lot 50
John Philip Kassebaum Collection, bearing label, sold, Sotheby's, London, October 7, 1992, lot 67
Jonathan Horne, London, October, 1992
Vogel Collection no. 570

Catalogue Note

John Quincy wrote in his 1749 work Pharmacopœia officinalis & extemporanea: or, a Compleat English Dispensatory of 'Pilulae de Terra Japonica', or 'Japan Pills', that "...These greatly corrugate and draw up relaxed fibres of the stomach and bowels; and therefore will not only be of services in fluxes, but also assist in digestion. They may be taken two or three times a day, four or five in a dose."

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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