Jozef Mendes da Costa (Dutch, 1864–1939)
Height: 10.4 cm (4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Body of the vase in the form of a face with projecting nose and ears. Upper half of vessel tapers to the opening with molded rim.
May 2-3, 1988, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, lot 404, to Justin Schiller and Dennis David, Kingston, NY; February 5, 2008, Schiller-David sale, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, lot 226, unsold; December 10, 2009, Schiller-David sale, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, lot 74202, unsold; 2018, year-end gift of Justin Schiller and Dennis David to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)
Gift of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David in honor of Clifford S. Ackley