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Phamacy bottle: C.1372-1928

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Mombaers, Corneille




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue with St Michael killing the Dragon crossed by a scroll bearing the name of the contents

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glzed and painted in blue. The bottle has a small low foot, an oviform body has a tall cylindircal neck which slopes outwards slightly towards the rim which has a projecting flange. One side is decorated with St Michael killing the Dragon traversed by a scroll bearing the name of the contents A, ENDIVIAE(last two letters joined). On St Michael's shield there are four letters or numbers.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 26 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Brussels ⪼ Southern Netherlands

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th Century
Circa 1700 CE - 1799 CE


Formerly attributed to London, but reattributed to Brusels on the basis of an albarello bearing a similar St Michael and Dragon attributed to Mombaers, in the Musée Communal de Bruxelles

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Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: A and E are joined on the end of word

  • Text: A. ENDIVIAE
  • Location: On scroll on front
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1372-1928
Primary reference Number: 71885
Old object number: 4695
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 30 June 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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