18th century in the ancient style. 9 3/4” height with turnip form body and flared neck flanked by handles. Decorated various motifs including a central spread winged vulture. The vulture is associated with several gods and goddess and in this form is likely a reference to Isis who is often portrayed in the same spread wing form. With appropriate wear, staining and fading to be represented as genuine to European tourists on the Grand Tour which was an integral element in completing their education and conditioning for adult life for young aristocrats. Ex: Phillips London.
Stock Number: FNS4133

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