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Two-handled jar: C.41-1931

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): case 4, shelf A

Maker(s)

Sartori, Lorenzo di Piero di Lorenzo (Maker)

Description

Renaissance, maiolica two-handled jar, painted in blue, yellow and red with palmettes, rosettes, lines, leaves and spirals.

Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and interior; base unglazed. Painted in blue, yellow, and brownish-red.
Shape approximately 42. Ovoid with flat base; short cylindrical neck; and two small, broad, strap handles.
The body is decorated with palmettes and rosettes linked by pairs of fine curved lines, with small leaves and spirals in the background; above and below, are blue and yellow horizontal bands between narrower blue bands. The outer edge of each handle is blue with a trefoil outline at the top and bottom. Below one handle there is a mark in blue: 'L' or 'P(L)' with a small 'o'.

Notes

History note: Cecil Leitch & Kerin Ltd., London.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 18.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Montelupo ⪼ Tuscany ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1931) by Cecil Leitch & Kerin Ltd.

Dating

Early 16th Century
Renaissance
Circa 1500 CE - 1520 CE

Note

For the linking of the mark on this jar and several others with Lorenzo di Piero di Lorenzo Sartori of Montelupo, see Documentation, Berti, 1997. The palmette decoration was derived from Islmic textiles.

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue, yellow, and brownish-red) Base Diameter 10.5 cm
Rim Diameter 10.5 cm
At Widest Point Width 19.7 cm

Materials used in production

base unglazed Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Pale buff earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and interior; base unglazed. Painted in blue, yellow, and brownish-red.

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.41-1931
Primary reference Number: 48424
Glaisher additions number: 32
Glaisher number: 2173
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 14 March 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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