Eye ointment pot, 18th century

Eye ointment pot, 18th century

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Caption: Earthenware eye ointment pot. This would have originally contained pharmaceutical preparations for application to the eyelids. These attractive, shallow pots with blue decoration were later replaced by glassware equivalents. This piece is continental and dates from the eighteenth century.

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Keywords: 1700s, 18th century, antique, continental, earthenware, eighteenth century, eye, grey background, historical, history, medical instrument collection, ointment, ointments, ophthalmic, ophthalmological, ophthalmology, pharmaceutical, pharmaceuticals, pharmacy, pot, pottery, sight, vision

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