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Italian Maiolica Wet Drug Jar, Montelupo 17th Century

Y525 Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century
Y525 Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century
Y525 Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century
Y525 Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century
Y525 Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century
Y525 Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century
Y525 Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century
Y525 Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century

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Italian maiolica wet drug jar, Montelupo 17th century, with strap-handle and knot-tied spout, decorated with a scroll label with the inscription 'Syo de Stidos Costo' against scrolling acanthus leaf ground, height: 9 15/16in., 25.3cm; condition: chip to end of spout, chip to foot rim, fritting to edges. The inscription may refer to a syrup decoction of ?stecados (French Lavender) and/or the root of costus Arabicus, a plant native in the East and formerly known as Aucklandia costus. A similar jar can be seen in the Musée de la Chartreuse Collection, inventory no. A.3053.