European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Spouted Drug Jar with an Embracing CoupleMade in Castelli, Italy, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, Italian
Tin-glazed earthenware (maiolica)
1903-28The Dr. Francis W. Lewis Collection, 1903
LabelThe inscription translates: “I am the happiest man in the world.” The style of decoration is called porcellana colorata because it is derived from Chinese blue-and-white porcelain but with additional colors.
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