Pharmacy vase, Italy, 1740

Made:
1740 in Albisola
maker:
Grosso

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Left hand side - A631893, Blue and white majolica pharmacy vase, ornate snake handles, decorated with scenes of dying
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Blue and white majolica pharmacy vase, ornate snake handles, decorated with scenes of dying Roman soldiers, and amorous Gods, by Grosso, Albisola, Italy, 1740

The devil’s head at the base appears to be a dispensing hole for the contents of the large jar on the left (measuring 480 mm in height). Entwined snakes form the handles. The blue and white decorations show scenes of Roman battle and a Roman soldier dying from an arrow wound. The other side depicts more pleasant scenes of gods feeding each other grapes and a girl walking with a dog in the countryside. It is shown with a similar example (A631894).

Details

Category:
Medical Ceramic-ware
Object Number:
A631893
type:
drug jar
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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