Réf : 69258
Rare jug in majolica from Montpellier - Late 16th early 17th century
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, [...]