Jug

Spanish
about 1580


Object Place: Europe, Talavera, Spain

Dimensions

20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.613

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Talavera Ware. Scalloped rim, curved handle. Blue and yellow decoration on white ground, showing grotesque animal figures representing people carousing. Probably depicts performance of a juggler’s group.

Provenance

Count Hans Johann Nepomuk von Wilczek (b. 1837 - d. 1922), Kreuzenstein, Austria [see note 1]. 1967, R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1967, gift of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1967)

NOTES:
[1] According to a letter from R. Thornton Wilson (February 13, 1967) in the curatorial file.

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Orme Wilson