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Fragment of pharmacy jar: C.2402-1928

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Production: Unknown

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Description

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.

Notes

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

Legal notes

Dr J. W. L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

13
Width: 9.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th Century, second half#
Circa 1550 - 1600

Note

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

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

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

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
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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

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