London, South Kensington
1 November 2001
An English delft oviform drug jar
probably London, named for TUTIÆ within a strapwork cartouche with a basket of fruit flanked by two cherubs with trumpets above and a winged cherub's head suspending tassels below, on circular spreading foot, 18th century (restored to rim, cracked, some glaze chips) -- 19cm. high
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The above jar would have contained an ointment made of crude zinc oxide.
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