Ewer

ca. 1600-1650 (made)

unknown

Height: 8 3/8 in taken from Register, Diameter: 7 1/4 in taken from Register

726-1898 CER

Earthenware with applied moulded decoration and painted with coloured glazes. French, probably Pays d'Auge, about 1600-1650

Ewer of earthenware, with rectangular handle, fixed cover and spout, the whole supported by a short stem on a circular foot. The decoration consists of conventional leaf-shaped devices and masks moulded and applied to the surface of the body in two horizontal rows, the lid and foot are ornamented in the same manner, but without masks. The decoration on the body and foot is coloured green, while the remaining surface is coloured brown over a white slip, and the whole is covered with a clear glaze.

Originally thought to be 16th century.

Bought

Location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 44, shelf 5

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