Glass apothecary jars

As the name suggests, apothecary jars are mainly used by the pharmaceutical and homeopathic industry in order to store medicinal products or special herbs. Back in the days, apothecary jars of various shapes and sizes were used to store and preserve crude and compounded drugs, in both dry and liquid forms. Our apothecary jar family comes in small as well as large sizes. The filling capacity of the different jars varies between, 50 ml (1 2/3-oz) and 2 l (67 2/3-oz). The weight of the glass jars ranging between 72 g to nearly 1.2 kg.


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Glass apothecary jars

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Definition of apothecary jars

The dictionaries definition of apothecary jars is: ‘a small, covered jar, formerly used by druggists to hold pharmaceuticals, now chiefly in household use to hold spices, candies, cosmetics, etc., and sometimes decorated, as a lamp base or flower vase’ and ‘a usually wide-mouthed covered and ornamented jar (as for drugs, herbs, or bathroom and kitchen supplies)’.


The history of apothecary jars

The use of apothecary jars can be traced back to human civilization. Glazed earthenware was used during the Renaissance period in both public and private pharmacies to store a variety of pharmaceuticals. The contents (solids or liquids) of the jars determined their size and shape. Some had ceramic tops, but most were sealed with a bladder, parchment, or cloth secured with a string. Inscriptions identifying the contents were written either directly on the jar or on a separate label.