Apothecary bottle with cover
Tin-glazed earthenware, brass
a: 5 x 3 3/8 in. (12.7 x 8.6 cm)
b: 2 x 2 5/8 in. (5.1 x 6.7 cm)
Tin- glazed earthenware wheel thrown cylindrical vessel with rounded shoulder and foot hand painted in blue with two putti, one wielding a staff with entwined serpent and the other holding a wine bladder; both are holding a banner; cylindrical sheet brass with finial.
hand painted: in blue on base: " "
hand painted: in blue on base and on banner: "P"
Krohn, Deborah, Peter Miller, and Marybeth De Filippis, eds., "Dutch New York Between East and West: The World of Margrieta van Varick." New York: Bard Graduate Center, New-York Historical Society, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009, p. 300-1
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