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A LONDON DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE DRY DRUG JAR
CIRCA 1680
inscribed 'E' or 'F.,' 'MITHRIDA' on a winged angel and 'crab claw' label.
height 6 in.
15.2 cm
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Provenance

Jonathan Horne, London, September, 1987
Vogel Collection no. 486

Catalogue Note

Mithridate, antidotum methridaticum, was a preparation named after King Mithridates VI of Pontos, who invented the medicine. An amateur pharmacist, the King feared for his life and developed his own antidote against poisons.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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