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Puzzle Jug

Italian (Bologna or Padua)
16th century


Object Place: Bologna or Padua

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 10 1/2

Accession Number

60.939

Medium or Technique

Glazed earthenware

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Bulbous shape with large perforations on neck. Yellow-brown glaze with raised decoration of bird, flowers, foliage in white, yellow and green glaze, decorated with scaffiato work. Spout in the form of a duck handle surmounted by modeled pigeon, 2 fully-raised flowers on rim (4 petals broken off). Large chip on base, several chips in glaze of body, pigeon glued.

Provenance

Possibly in the collection of Prince Liechtenstein, Vienna [see note 1]. Henri Heilbronner, Lucerne, Switzerland; 1960, sold by Heilbronner to the MFA for $100. (Accession date: September 21, 1960)

NOTES:
[1] According to a September 21, 1960 acquisition recommendation letter from Hanns Swarzenski.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund