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Pharmacy jar

Italian (Siena?)
About 1500


Object Place: Tuscany probably Siena

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 12 3/4"

Accession Number

42.439

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Majolica, cream glaze. Heavy pear-shaped body with two flat strap handles, blue and yellow lines. Painted on front with wreath enclosing medallion with spiral scrolls inscribed “triacha”, with prevalent blue, green and yellow; on back knot in yellow surrounded by blue brush-strokes.

Provenance

Elia Volpi, Florence; November 25, 1916, Volpi/Davanzati Palace sale, American Art Galleries, New York, lot 675, sold to R. Mortimer. Isabella Giles (Mrs. Henry Morgan) Tilford (b. 1856 - d. 1941), Tuxedo Park, NY; September 25-26, 1942, Tilford estate sale, lot 71, to Arnold, Seligmann, Rey and Co., New York, for the MFA for $105.25. (Accession Date: October 8, 1942)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund