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Maiolica. Pharmacy jar/storage jar. Domenego da Venezia, workshop, The Veneto. On the front is a rectangular label inscribed `Mostarda FA' in blue gothic script, and framed by scrolls with a face at bottom centre. On the other side, within an oval scrolled frame, is a bust of a young man in profile to left, wearing a doublet, ruff and a soft rounded hat. The rest of the main field is decorated with stylised flowers, fruits, acorns and scrolling foliage, reserved in a blue ground incised with coiling tendrils. Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed on the exterior and interior; rim and base unglazed, painted in polychrome, height, whole, 39.5 cm, diameter, rim, 21.5 cm, diameter, base, 22.0 cm, width, widest part, 28.9 cm, circa 1560-1570. Renaissance.