Maker: Unidentified Deruta pottery
Maiolica jug painted in blue and gold lustre with St Francis at prayer, with borders of stems and buds, a band of scallops and horizontal and vertical lines
Pale buff earthenware, the exterior is tin-glazed; the interior, lead-glazed. Painted in blue, and with yellow lustre.
Bulbous body with a slender neck widening towards the slanting rim, and strap handle.
In a rectangular panel on the front, St Francis holding a rosary, kneels facing towards a Cross flanked by plants. On each side is a stem and buds between two vertical lines; below, a band of scallops and a series of alternating blue, reserved white and yellow lustre bands. The upper part of the neck and the back and sides of the handle are lustred.
History note: Florence, where purchased by F. Leverton Harris.
F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926
Height: 20.5 cm
Width: 10.5 cm
Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927) by Harris, Frederick Leverton
Inscription present: rectangular with cut corners and blue printed border
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