Pharmacy Jar

Wet Drug Jar

Italian (Deruta or possibly Savona or Rome)
about 1620-1660


Object Place: Deruta, Italy

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .32 H.

Accession Number

19.1162

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Two-handled wet drug jar for “Melrosa,” a rose-water and honey syrup. Gray clay, blue white tin glaze, blue decoration of St. George and dragon, flowers, three bees (the impresa of the Barberine family of Rome), birds, etc. Two handles ending in masks.

Markings

VIII incised

Provenance

About 1650/1660, Barberini family pharmacy, Rome (original commission). By 1915, Theodora Lyman, Boston; 1919, gift of Miss Theodora Lyman to the MFA.

Credit Line

The John Pickering Lyman Collection—Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman