Skip to main content

Fragment of pharmacy jar: C.2402-1928

An image of Fragment of pharmacy jar

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Tin-glazed earthenware fragment of a pharmacy jar painted in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple

Buff earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed on the exterior and painted in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple, and lead-glazed on the interior. Part of the side of a small slightly waisted albarello with an everted rim. The main field is decorated with blue half serrated leaves and blue and yellow mounts or half pine cone motifs with horizontal blue and manganese-purple bands above and below. The shoulder has a border of blue criss-crosses with a wide blue band above below the rim.


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

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 9.5 cm

At the moment, this record does not display units or type of measurements. We will rectify this as soon as possible.

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, second half#
Circa 1550 - 1600


As yet unclear whether this jar came from the southern or northern Netherlands

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( blue,yellow and manganese-purple derived from metallic oxides)
Surface composed of tin-glaze

Materials used in production

buff Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing (pottery technique) : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed, and painted on the exterior in blue, yellow, and manganese-purple; the interior probably tin-glazed or slip0coated and lead-glazed

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: G.2962
  • Location: On interior
  • Method of creation: Painted in black ink and varnished over
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2402-1928
Primary reference Number: 73454
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 26 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Fragment of pharmacy jar" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-04-13 01:40:51

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Fragment of pharmacy jar |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-04-13 01:40:51|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

<div class="text-center">
    <figure class="figure">
        <img src=""
        alt="Fragment of pharmacy jar"
        class="img-fluid" />
        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Fragment of pharmacy jar</figcaption>

More objects and works of art you might like

Fragment of pharmacy jar

Accession Number: C.2401-1928

Pharmacy jar

Accession Number: C.181-1991

Fragment of pharmacy jar

Accession Number: C.40.F4-1928

Pharmacy jar

Accession Number: EC.26-1945

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...