A similar armorial jar of this form and decoration, labelled in gothic script for 'Oximel finum' is published by Giuseppe Morazzoni, La Maiolica Antica Veneta - I, Milan, 1955, pl. 47c, which the author notes was probably made for the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan. A further similar jar, vaso a palla, labelled 'Dia Prunis S', is published by Paolo Canelli, Maioliche Veneziane del Cinquecento, da collezioni private, Milan, 1990, no. 5. The 18th century English physician Robert James (1703-1776) wrote in his work Pharmacopoeia Universalis, Or, A New Universal English Dispensatory, that a solutive syrup of roses '...makes a tolerable good Purge for Children and weak People, and is often added in Prescriptions to Cathartic Decoctions and Infusions.'