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Pharmacy jar: EC.26-1945

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Production: Unidentified Manises pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware pharmacy jar of albarello form, painted in blue and copper lustre

Pale red earthenware tin-glazed creamy-white, and painted in dark cobalt-blue, and copper lustre. Of albarello form with slightly waisted sides, sloping shoulder, and everted mouth, standing on an everted foot. Decorated with with two horizontal blue stripes with cusps of lustre above and below to which are attached palmettes of alternating colours, and with lustred stems of fern-like leaves in the spaces. Round the neck is a blue band with blue trefoil leaves branching from it, and lustred fern-like leaves and scroll in the spaces.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Leverton Harris Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 28.7 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Manises ⪼ Valencia ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1945-07-20) by The Leverton Harris Fund


Circa 1435 CE - 1470 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue from cobalt) reduced-pigment lustre

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed and painted in blue and reduced-pigment lustre

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.26-1945
Primary reference Number: 76923
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 October 2016 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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