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Pharmacy jar: C.2185-1928

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 6 (Upper Marlay): case 3, shelf B

Maker(s)

Potter: Maestro Mariotto da Gubbio (Probably)

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Description

Maiolica pharmacy jar, painted in blue, green, yellow, and grey, with a label on the front inscribed `GALIA MOSCATA' , the date '1541' and the badge of the Celestine Order or of the monastery of Santo Spirito da Sulmona.

Earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and interior of the neck; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, and grey.
Squat albarello with waisted sides, short neck and everted rim. The sides curve outwards gently towards the base.
Across the front is a label inscribed `GALIA MOSCATA' with below, a rectangular panel dated `1541', and above, the badge of the Celestine Order or of the monastery of Santo Spirito da Sulmona of that Order (an `S' surmounted by a patriarchal cross), both flanked by trophies and surrounded by a garland of leaves, fruits and flowers with ribbons on each side.

Notes

History note: Countess Howard de Walden; Thomas Sutton, Eastbourne, from whom purchased in February 1900 by Dr J.W.L. Glaisher.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 12.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Gubbio ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy
  • Castel Durante ⪼ The Marches ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th Century, Mid
Production date: AD 1541 : dated

Note

Place of manufacture uncertain, made either Gubbio or Castel Durante by Maestro Mariotto da Gubbio

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark blue, green, yellow, and grey)
Exterior composed of tin-glaze
Widest Part Diameter 10.0 cm
Base Diameter 8.0 cm
Rim Diameter 8.5 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and interior of the neck; base unglazed. Painted in dark blue, green, yellow, and grey.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: above inscription, the badge of the Celestine Order or of the monastery of Santo Spirito da Sulmona of that Order

  • Text: 'GALIA MOSCATA' with below '1541'
  • Location: Across the front
  • Method of creation: Inscribed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2185-1928
Primary reference Number: 73179
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 February 2024

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

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