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Jug (chevrette)

Maker:
Workshop of Masséot Abaquesne (French, active 1538–57) and
Maker:
Laurent Abaquesne (active 1545–90)
Date:
ca. 1545
Culture:
French, Rouen
Medium:
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Height: 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1794
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544
Adorned with the profile likeness of a man encircled by a laurel wreath, this short-necked jug is of a type used in apothecary shops to store syrups, oils, and other liquid medications that could be easily dispensed from the spout.
Marking: In blue enamel on back: monogram of Laurent Abaquesne
Gaston Le Breton , Rouen (before 1910) ; J. Pierpont Morgan , New York (until 1917; to MMA)
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