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Pharmacy Bottle

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One of a pair of pharmacy bottles


By 1890, Louisa Dumaresq Perkins Hunt (d. 1897) [see note 1]; 1897, after her death, by descent to her children, Elinor Hunt Diederich, Enid Hunt Slater (d. 1928), and Paul Hunt; inherited by Paul Hunt's son, William Morris Hunt II, Brookline, MA; 2000, partial gift of William Morris Hunt II to the MFA. (Accession date: January 24, 2001) NOTES: [1] From 1890 until her death, these pieces were loaned by Louisa Dumaresq Perkins Hunt to the MFA. Upon her death in 1897, they were loaned to the MFA by her daughter, Enid Hunt Slater, executrix of her estate.

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Partial gift of William Morris Hunt II

Italian (Savona), 1700–50


21.2 x 18.5 cm (8 3/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica) with polychrome enamel decoration