An English large painted glass lidded apothecary jar from the 19th century, with the coat of arms of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. Born in England during the 19th century, this exquisite painted glass apothecary jar features a large gold painted lid, surmounting a painted glass body. Adorned with the Coat of Arms of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, the belly depicts Apollo, god of healing, overcoming pestilence symbolized by the dragon of disease, the wyvern. The mythological figure is flanked with unicorns, a homage to King James I, highlighted with gilded accents. A ribbon decorated with the quotation from Ovid's Metamorphoses Opiferque Per Orbem Dicor, is another reference to Apollo, translating as "and throughout the world I am called the bringer of help". The lower section is accented with the word Cinnamon. With its nice proportions, lovely décor and mythological reference, this large English 19th century apothecary jar will be a great decorative accent in any home, perhaps placed above a console table or enfilade.
Place of Origin: England
Period: 19th Century
Dimensions: 15" Diameter x 33” H
Inventory Number: O110