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Two-handled jar: C.70-1927

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Maker: Unknown (District of)

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Description

Maiolica two-handled pharmacy or storage jar, painted in relief dark-blue and manganese with 'oak leaves'.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior except an area at one side of the lower part of the jar; interior tin-glazed pinkish-white; base unglazed. Painted in relief dark-blue with manganese outlines.
Ovoid with flat base, short cylindrical neck, and two elbowed strap handles.
Springing from below the handles and from the middle of each side, there are four sprays of oak leaves with dots and short lines in the background. Pairs of horizontal manganese bands encircle the lower part of the body and neck.

Notes

History note: Private collection, London; Alfred Spero, from whom purchased on 7 May 1925 by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 16.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Florence ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.

Dating

15th Century#
Renaissance
Circa 1420 CE - 1450 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue and manganese)
Base Diameter 8.5 cm
Mouth Diameter 9.7 cm
Across Handles Width 16.2 cm

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior except an area at one side of the lower part of the jar; interior tin-glazed pinkish-white; base unglazed. Painted in relief dark-blue with manganese outlines.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.70-1927
Primary reference Number: 48152
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 11 August 2016 Last processed: Tuesday 9 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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