Origin: Rato Factory, Lisbon (?)
Dating: 18th century
Dimensions (cm): 21,8 x Ø 10,4
Inv. no.: PD0155
The profession of an Apothecary has a most valuable historic past, which is reflected on the utensils they used.
The vases and ceramics used in the Apothecary were made of materials such as glazed terracotta, faience, porcelain and glass. These objects were used to store solid and viscous substances, for instance herbs, spices, ointments and electuaries (a medicine mixed with honey). The glass bottles and oilcans made of glazed terracotta were used to store liquid substances, for example syrups and oils.