The single-handled form is uncommon, and each of the dozen known examples is decorated with the same palette and winged cherub design. This suggests that they were commissioned together as a single pharmacy series.
Marking: Cold-painted on body behind handle: 8
Incised on underside: L2 d8
Sigismond Bardac , Paris (until 1913; sold as part of the Bardac collection to Seligmann); [ Arnold Seligmann , Paris and New York, 1913–14; sold as part of the Bardac collection to Schiff ]; Mortimer L. Schiff , New York (1914–d. 1931; on loan to MMA 1917–19; to his son, John); by descent, John M. Schiff , New York (1931–46; on loan to MMA 1937–46, on view 1937–41; his sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, May 4, 1946, no. 16; sold as a pair with 46.85.45 for $400 each plus $20 commission to French and Company); [ French and Co., New York , as agent for MMA, 1946 ]