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Drug pot: C.2109-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unidentified Talavera factory (Production)

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in blue on one side with a double-headed eagle with a large crown above, and on its breast, a medallion enclosing 'IHS' and three nails; on the back is pasted a printed label of a pharmacy at Cordova

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor, Dr J.W.L. Glaisher, FRS, Trinity College, Cambridge

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 24.6 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Talavera ⪼ Castile ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

17th or 18th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1750 CE

Note

The initials IHS is an abbreviation for Jesus in Greek. The three nails are symbols of the Passion of Christ.

Components of the work

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

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware creamy-white Tin-glaze

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed creamy white, and painted in blue; edge of base unglazed
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular originally white paper stick-on label with a black printed side borders and inscriptions at top and bottom

  • Text: Farmacia y Laboratorio Quimico/del Licde. D. VENTURA DÁVILA LEAL/? Unct (handwritten) Jesús Nazareno, númo. 4/CÓRDOBA
  • Location: On back of jar
  • Method of creation: Printed in black and hand-written in faded balck ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2109-1928
Primary reference Number: 73116
Old object number: 1181
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 23 March 2016 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

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

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