Blue and white majolica pharmacy vase, ornate snake handles, decorated with two scenes, cavalry skirmish and Arcadian figures, by Grosso, Albiola, Italy, 1740
On the pharmacy jar on the right, the blue and white decorations show scenes of a Roman cavalry charge. The other side shows a more pleasant rural scene. The devil’s head at the base appears to be a dispensing hole for the contents of the large jar (measuring 480 mm in height). Entwined snakes form the handles. It is shown with a similar example (A631893).