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Figural vase

Dutch
about 1900
Jozef Mendes da Costa (Dutch, 1864–1939)


Dimensions

Height: 10.4 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3678

Medium or Technique

Salt-glazed stoneware

Not On View

Classifications

Ceramics

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.

Markings

Inscribed monogram

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Gift of Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M. V. David in honor of Clifford S. Ackley