19th Century European Paintings Gallery Level 2, NGV International
Vertical-spouted vessel with long, horizontal handle and enclosed body. Decorated in black and reddish-brown paint on buff clay background. The top/shoulder is decorated with bands of a wave pattern above a stylised frontal female head between two curving fish and dolphins; a stylized plant spray along the edge and across the handle. Cross-hatched areas on the body are echoed on the spout which also has a wave pattern and red rim. The lower body has a black chain and bands.