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Pharmacy jar: C.889-1927

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown (Probably)

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Description

Lower part of a pharmacy jar. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed off-white on the interior and exterior; base unglazed except for an irregularly-shaped area. Painted in blue.
Albarello with part of one side and the base. The side was orignally cylindrical, and curves inwards towards the base, and out slightly towards the edge.
At the top of one side there are parts of three stylised plant motifs with two horizontal lines below, and there are two horizontal bands above the base.

Notes

History note: Probably acquired by F. Leverton Harris in Siena.

Measurements and weight

Height: 13.1 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Siena

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, Frederick Leverton

Dating

16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1500 CE - 1530 CE

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue) tin-glaze
Base Diameter 10.2 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.889-1927
Primary reference Number: 48311
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 April 2015 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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