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Pharmacy jar: C.305-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified Puebla de los Angeles pottery




Tin-glazed earthenware painted in manganese and blue

Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed overall and painted in manganese and two shades of blue. Of albarello form with very low sides and sloping shoulders. Decorated on the sides with stylized foliage. Below, and on the shoulder, there are groups of three spots repeated between horizontal bands of different widths


History note: William Ridout; sold Christie's, 13 December 1938, The William Ridout Collection of Italian Majolica, European Pottery, Faience and Delftware, p. 25, part of lot 29; H.S. Reitlinger (d. 1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 15 cm
Height: 11.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Puebla de los Angeles ⪼ Mexico

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


17th Century, second half#
18th Century
Circa 1650 CE - 1800 CE

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Components of the work

Decoration composed of manganese cobalt-blue

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, thrown, tin-glazed, and painted in manganese and cobalt-blue

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: rectangular paper label

  • Text: 360
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular with blue border

  • Text: WILLIAM RIDOUT COLLECTION printed and Sp./30A (A raised) hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Printed in blue and hand-written in blue-black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.305-1991
Primary reference Number: 74349
Packing number: EURCER 104
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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