A Fine Porcelain Leech Jar Found In Long-closed Pharmacy For SaleThis outstanding, authenticleech jar is made of fine German porcelain. It was made for the American market and sold through the Peter Van Schaak and Sons catalog, a leading supplier to druggists for many years. It dates to c1900. It is 7.5" tall and 4.5" in diameter, not including the knobs. The knobs were used as string ties to hold the little critters in. Notice the breathing holes in the lid. There are no chips or cracks noted, and LEECHES remain bold with no fading. Germany is embossed on the bottom, and the inventory control number34 can be seen on the bottom as well.On Apr-14-13 at 11:51:26 PDT, seller added the following information:
This wonderful leech jar came from Harrigan's Drug Store in Clifton, New Jersey. Harrigan's had been closed for about 30 years when we acquired it. The jar had been sitting on a shelf, in the same location, for over 100 years.
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