Montpellier Rare pharmacy jug with polychrome decoration of leaves and stylized fruits. The handle decorated with foliage yellow foliage on a blue background, rests on a winged cherub head in relief, surmounting a roll-up sign bearing the inscription: "Mel.Mercurial."
Factory of Jean FAVIER or Daniel OLLIVIER.
Late sixteenth - early seventeenth century.
High. 23.3 cm.
Exhibited at the Musée Fabre in Montpellier in July 1962, under the number 39.
Former Jean Bernard collection in Saint Etienne.
Ref: Dr Chompret: The Primitive French Faïences, pl. 2, fig. E.
Jean Thuile 1943, p.136, pl. XIV.
Catalog French earthenware, exhibition of the Grand Palais - 1980, n ° 131 page 115.
Similar model: sale Hotel Drouot - Chayette-cheval - October 19, 2011
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