Slightly tapering top and bottom. Lid and body decorated with large brown leaves on blue-brown background, which has raised leaf-like pattern. Three colored bands around top and bottom. Remnants of a sponge fitted into underside of lid.
Inscribed in pencil on underside, "Loaned to Varkins [?] Museum"
Marks: impressed seal with lion and crown [in use from 1902-1922], "op" (or "od"), 391 (or 891?), and "LYZ" incised decorator's mark.
Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology