9 November 2006
A PAIR OF DERUTA MAIOLICA BALUSTER SYRUP-JARS
With central labels named for ·S·D·AGRESTA· and ·S·D·PAPAVERE, each against scrolling foliage and with a mask below within a robbiana below the spout with an entwined loop support, the reverses dated below the strap handles, one damaged and restored, both with minor chipping to extremities
8 in. (20.3 cm.) high (2)
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The present jars were intended to store preparations made with unripened grapes and opium poppies.
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