Rare Montpellier majolica pharmacy jar with polychrome decoration of stylized leaves and fruits. The handle decorated with foliage yellow foliage on a blue background, rests on a winged cherub head in relief.
Factory of Jean FAVIER or Daniel OLLIVIER.
Late Sixteenth - Early seventeenth century.
Spout and two chips of enamel restored and a slight crack in the neck (see photos)
Ref: Dr Chompret: Primitive French Earthenware, pl. 2, fig. E. Jean Thuile 1943, p.136, pl. XIV. Catalog of French earthenware, Grand Palais exhibition - 1980.
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