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Deep blue ground, scrolls and genii in gray green, medallion and hair in yellow and drapery in purple. 19th century Italian revival with griffin at base of handle in blue, green, and yellow.

Marks

Painted in blue enamel on bottom: profile standing rooster and "21".

Provenance

November 1879, purchased by George Washington Wales from the Cantagalli workshop, Florence; gift of George Washington Wales. (Accession date: December 2, 1879)

Credit Line

Gift of George Washington Wales

Italian (Florence), about 1878–79

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 38.1 cm (5 1/2 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

79.331

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics