Ell: d Ribes

Ell: d Ribes

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Description
This tureen has a flared mouth and a domed-shaped foot. The vessel and its mate, 1991.0664.0582 have a deep blue glaze over a white glazed background with handles depicted as serpents. A label within the escroll is marked, Ell: d Ribes. The bottom of the foot is glazed and bares the makers mark of a lighthouse. According to pharmaceutical historian George Urdang the lighthouse is the mark of a well know Genoese pottery.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Tureen
Date made
18th Century
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 cm x 25.5 cm; 8 1/4 in x 10 1/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0584
catalog number
M-05796
accession number
1991.0664
collector/donor number
SAP 508
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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