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Pitcher

Catalogue Description:
Pitcher, glazed earthenware. The molded pitcher has one handle. The irregular foot has an alternating concave-convex form. The decoration along the base has stylized scrolls and shields in an alternating pattern. The body of the pitcher has a scene on either side. One side has a large coach drawn by two camels. In addition to the driver, four individuals are seated in the vehicle. Two of the men (?), appear to be playing instruments. The other side has a carriage pulled by two elephants. This carriage appears more regal than the one pulled by camels. It carries only the driver and another passenger. Both vehicles are positioned to look as if they are moving towards the spout. At the center of the area below the spout is a palm tree. The tree branches spread out over both sides. The overall scene appears to be a gathering at an oasis. The upper border of the pitcher has a sprawling grape vine motif. The pitcher is an overall muted pale yellow with a brown manganese glaze over the upper quarter of the body and handle. Condition: Good overall condition. Minor glaze imperfections throughout. One large chip to foot. Glaze loss to a small area of another foot. Glue remnant on the bottom, probably from a price tag. Chip to interior. Interior stained due to use.


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