Apothecary jar

Austria
17th century


Object Place: Wels

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 5 1/4"

Accession Number

62.166

Medium or Technique

Lead-glazed earthenware (Hafner ware)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pottery

White glaze; in form of skull with blue in deeply indented eyehold, in nose and mouth. Narrow cylindrical rim (chipped), small base unevenly glazed. Naturally colored twined snakes form handle and extend to temples with tails thru open straps below cheek-bones. Found at Wels in 1894 filled with coins.

Provenance

1962, with Blumka Gallery, New York; 1962, sold by Blumka to the MFA for $450. (Accession Date: February 14, 1962)

Credit Line

Decorative Arts Special Fund