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Chamber pot (vaso de noche)

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The large raised vessel has a tall applied foot ring and a wide base that swells outward before curving sharply inward and ending in an everted horizontal rim. Stamped and beaded decoration has been applied to the rim, and the handle displays stamped and engraved foliate decoration.

Inscription

“A A” in script stamped on underside.

Marks

None

Provenance

Before 1968 with private dealer, Montevideo, Uruguay, by 1968 with Edward Merrin, New York; with Alphonse Jax, New York, before April 14, 1975; sold to Landon Clay, April 14, 1975; loan to the MFA August 5, 1975, and given in 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Landon T. Clay

about 1850

Place Depicted

Bolivia

Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 28 x 21 cm (6 1/2 x 11 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.844

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware