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Puzzle Jug

Bulbous shape with large perforations on neck. Yellow-brown glaze with raised decoration of bird, flowers, foliage in white, yellow and green glaze, decorated with scaffiato work. Spout in the form of a duck handle surmounted by modeled pigeon, 2 fully-raised flowers on rim (4 petals broken...

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Provenance

Possibly in the collection of Prince Liechtenstein [see note 1]. Henri Heilbronner, Lucerne, Switzerland; 1960, sold by Heilbronner to the MFA for $100. (Accession date: September 21, 1960) NOTES: [1] According to a September 21, 1960 acquisition recommendation letter from Hanns Swarzenski.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Italian, 16th century

Object Place

Bologna or Padua

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 10 1/2

Accession Number

60.939

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery