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Pharmacy jar: C.255-1991

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Maker(s)

Uncertain Unknown (Maker)

Description

Maiolica spouted pharmacy jar, painted in blue with a deer, a bird and foliage.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed overall except for the base, with patches of brown speckling. Painted in blue.
Globular with a cylindrical neck and everted rim, circular spreading foot, straight cylindrical spout rising from the shoulder, and strap handle with a slight longitudinal depression.
A wide label running round the lower part of the body is inscribed `Olle Sanbucini' between knots below the handle, and is vertically striped at the front. Above on one side there is a deer amid foliage and on the other, a bird amid foliage. The neck, lower part, and spout are decorated with mock gadrooning. There are three horizontal bands below the rim, two between each of the four zones of decoration, and two sets of three with oblique strokes between them on the foot. The outside of the handle is decorated with two flowers and foliage.

Notes

History note: William Ridout; Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout collection of Italian majolica, European pottery, faience and delftware, part of lot 80; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.9 cm
Width: 18.0 cm

Relative size of this object

18 cm19.9 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Albisola ⪼ Liguria ⪼ Italy
  • Savona ⪼ Liguria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

17th Century
Circa 1630 CE - 1680 1680 CE

Note

Albisola or Savona

School or Style

calligrafico naturalistico

Components of the work

Decoration: composed of high-temperature colour ( in blue) Rim: Diameter 10.6 cm
Base: Diameter 9.3 cm
Body:

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Olle Sanbucini
  • Location: Lower part of body, between knots below the handle
  • Method of creation: Inscribed
  • Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.255-1991
Primary reference Number: 73703
Packing number: EURCER 343
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Monday 19 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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