Wet Drug Jar
Italian (Deruta or possibly Savona or Rome)
Object Place: Deruta, Italy
Legacy dimension: .32 H.
Medium or Technique
Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
Not On View
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.
About 1650/1660, Barberini family pharmacy, Rome (original commission). By 1915, Theodora Lyman, Boston; 1919, gift of Miss Theodora Lyman to the MFA.
The John Pickering Lyman Collection—Gift of Miss Theodora Lyman