Overall (confirmed): H. 12 13/16 x W. 5 5/8 x D. 5 5/8 in. (32.5 x 14.3 x 14.3 cm)
Fletcher Fund, 1946
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 604
Tall jars without handles that slightly narrow at the waist were the most common form of container used in Italian pharmacies during the Renaissance. Usually produced in sets, these jars might have held either dry or liquid contents.
Inscription: Label on underside: U.S. Customs/Panama-Pacific International Exposition, 1915
Miss Walters Cacciola , Taormina, Sicily ; C. & E. Canessa , New York (by 1915) ; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (before 1927–46; his sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 4, 1946, no. 72; through French & Co. to MMA)