Apothecary Tureen

Description
This tureen stands on a slender waist and a flared foot. The green scroll handles are applied at the center of the shoulder. The white banner is surrounded by colorful grotesque figures, with faces on the heads of birds and animals. The circular lid has a yellow domed finial flanked by two applied green scrolled handles. Both the bowl and lid have a white glazed background with pastel shades of green, yellow, brown and blue. Urdang dates this piece from the Italian city of Urbino to the17th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Tureen
date made
17th century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 cm x 24 cm; 8 11/16 in x 9 7/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0556
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05768
collector/donor number
SAP 556
catalog number
1991.0664.0556
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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