Date : Around 1545
A chevrette is a type of pharmacy jar generally used for storing syrups and liquids. The influence of Anvers earthenware production is apparent in the decoration of this jar, which depicts, under the spout, the head of a soldier in profile, framed by a garland of leaves and flowers. However, the realism of the facial features sets this piece slightly apart from more idealised Italian-Flemish examples in the same style. The rest of the jar is decorated with intertwining flowers, leaves and stems in blue on a white background. Masséot Abaquesne’s monogram, Mab, can be seen under the handle.