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Apothecary jar for holding medicinal leeches

Slip-cast earthenware apothecary jar with flared foot, bulbous faceted body, fluted neck and twin handles at shoulders. The jar is painted dark blue and white with a central scroll and floral design edged in gold. Pendent blue shields feature on the shoulder. The flat jar lid is perforated and painted dark blue with a central white and gold finial. The jar is glazed white, inside and out. The word, 'Leeches' is printed in gold leaf in blue foliate scroll on front of jar. Gilt-painted bands on rim and foot with gilt embellishment on pendent shields, label and handles.
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Apothecary jar for holding medicinal leeches

Slip-cast earthenware apothecary jar with flared foot, bulbous faceted body, fluted neck and twin handles at shoulders. The jar is painted dark blue and white with a central scroll and floral design edged in gold. Pendent blue shields feature on the shoulder. The flat jar lid is perforated and painted dark blue with a central white and gold finial. The jar is glazed white, inside and out. The word, 'Leeches' is printed in gold leaf in blue foliate scroll on front of jar. Gilt-painted bands on rim and foot with gilt embellishment on pendent shields, label and handles.
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