Treasure May 2014: Antique Jars

Antique apothecary jars feature in a collection at the Idaho State Historical Museum.

Antique apothecary jars at the Idaho State Historical Museum, Boise, Idaho, image

Chinese medicines once filled these ancient jars, now housed at a Boise museum. 

Traditional Chinese health remedies once filled these antique apothecary jars, part of a collection of Asian immigrants’ artifacts. See them at Boise’s Idaho State Historical Museum before the galleries close on June 1 for a two-year renovation. AAA discount. (208) 334-2120, history.idaho.gov.

Photography by Glenn Oakley

This article was first published in May 2014. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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