This spectacular large Italian apothecary jar dates from the nineteenth-century. It is labelled 'E Pluribus Unum Colocynthis' and decorated with an eagle with a crest of Stars and Stripes and a sunburst array with stars. The background color is red-brick/ terracotta and has been applied from the inside.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall 23¾" high x 11½" diameter at widest point
Approx. overall 60cm high x 29cm diameter at widest point