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Pharmacy jar: C.110-1927

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Production)

Description

Maiolica pharmacy jar, painted in blue, yellow, and manganese with a bust of a young man and 'gothic' foliage.

Earthenware, tin-glazed yellowish-white on the exterior and more thinly on interior showing the body beneath; the base and its outer edge unglazed. The exterior is speckled. Painted in dark blue, greyish-yellow, brownish-yellow, and manganese-purple. The colours are pallid and have run.
Slender waisted albarello. On the front, a bust of a young man wearing a helmet and cuirass faces in profile to left against a brownish-yellow background. Behind him is a contour outline and in front of him, a vertical label inscribed `ANdOIS' or `SIOPNA'. The back is decorated with `gothic' foliage. Above and below are horizontal blue bands of different widths; on the neck, pale manganese Ss between pairs of horizontal blue bands.

Notes

History note: Unknown.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 17.4 cm
Height: 21.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naples ⪼ Campania ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Late 15th century
Renaissance
Circa 1490 CE - 1500 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark blue, greyish-yellow, brownish-yellow, and manganese-purple) Rim Diameter 10.2 cm
Foot Diameter 12.0 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, tin-glazed yellowish-white on the exterior and more thinly on interior showing the body beneath; the base and its outer edge unglazed. The exterior is speckled. Painted in dark blue, greyish-yellow, brownish-yellow, and manganese-purple.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: `ANdOIS' or `SIOPNA'
  • Location: On the front on label
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.110-1927
Primary reference Number: 71317
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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