Italian maiolica apothecary pill pot and cover, Castel Durante, circa 1575, with the label .P. ANTICO around the rim, decorated with a queen holding a sceptre, background decoration of ochre and blue,
Height: approx. 6in., 15.3cm;
restoration to rim and portion of rim glaze restored, knop and chips to cover neatly restored.
For a similarly decorated pot and cover see the V&A Collection; Salting Bequest C.2268-1910. A similar jar is also illustrated in Rudolf F. A. Drey 'Apothecary Jars' 1978, pl. 24B, p.61.