Ewer with Sailing-Ship Design

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 459

The lateen-rigged ships here are painted in a loose, almost freehand style on a green ground popular in seventeenth-century wares. The ubiquitous cloudlike motifs that drift between the ships also appear on many animal jugs and tankards.

Ewer with Sailing-Ship Design, Stonepaste; polychrome painted under transparent glaze

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