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Pharmacy jar

Majolica, cream glaze. Heavy pear-shape with two flat handles, blue and yellow lines. Painted on front with wreath enclosing medallion with spiral scrolls inscribed triacha, prevalent blue, green and yellow; on back knot in yellow surrounded by blue brush-strokes.

Provenance

Isabella Giles (Mrs. Henry Morgan) Tilford (b. 1856 - d. 1941), Tuxedo Park, NY; September 25-26, 1942, Tilford estate sale, lot 71, to Arnold, Seligmann, Rey and Co., New York, for the MFA for $105.25. (Accession Date: October 8, 1942)

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Italian, About 1500

Object Place

Tuscany probably Siena

Accession Number

42.439

Medium or Technique

Majolica

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery