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Maiolica pharmacy jar

Maiolica pharmacy jar


A maiolica jar with a pair of applied, ornate handles in the shape of sea-horses and a short spout. The body of the jar bears the arms of the Order of St Francis (Franciscans) surrounded by fruit and floral decoration. The reverse is decorated with stylized pinecones, a form of the Persian palmette. The jar may have contained syrup, oil or medicated waters.

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