An unusual 18th century English creamware spirit flask, relief moulded on both sides with a portrait of ‘Judith holding a sword and the severed head of Holofernes’, decorated with splashes of underglaze blue and green coloured glaze.
*The Hebrew heroine Judith presents the severed head of the Assyrian general who besieged her city, having seduced and then beheaded him with his own sword.
Circa : 1790
Height : 5¾” (14.5cm)
Condition: Small chip to neck of flask, tiny chips to nose and slight cracking along the seam line. No restoration.
Stock ref : 16432/yik-px