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Two-Handled Vase (Pelike)

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Before 1960, probably purchased in New York by William Jacobson (b. 1920 – d. 1967), Brooklyn, NY; 1967, by inheritance to his brother, Herman Jacobson (d. 1980), Brookline, MA; 1980, by inheritance to his son, Kenneth Jacobson, Hadley, MA; 2011, sold by Kenneth Jacobson to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Rowland Burdon-Muller Fund

English (Staffordshire), about 1770


Overall: 18.4 x 12.7 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm (7 1/4 x 5 x 4 x 4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Stoneware (“basalt”) with enamel (“encaustic”) and slip decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware