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From Albany Street, Edinburgh

Postcard of Pot.
© National Museums Scotland


This tin-glazed earthenware pot was used for herbs, ointments or other medicines. It dates from the 18th century. It was found in the backgreen of 15 Albany Street in Edinburgh.

The pot has a flared rim and foot.

In the 18th century most doctors prepared the drugs they prescribed. Some of their herbs could be collected in the countryside. Others were bought from apothecaries who themselves purchased drugs from wholesalers in London and Amsterdam.

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Online ID: 000-100-003-200-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEK 52
Date: 18th century
Before 1918
Material: Stone-coloured pottery, Delftware
Dimensions: 50 mm H x 80 mm D
Subject: Post-medieval pottery and porcelain (NMAS Classification)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh (15 Albany Street)
Description: Pot of stone-coloured pottery, Delftware, with a flared rim and foot, found in the back green of a house in Edinburgh in 1918
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