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Pharmacy jar: C.40-1931

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown (Perhaps)

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Description

Earthenware, tin-glazed greyish-white on the interior and exterior; base unglazed. Painted thinly in blue.
Waisted albarello with six slanting vertical ribs, sloping shoulders, and cylindrical neck expanding towards the rim.
The sides are decorated with vertical plaits between the ribs which are blue overall. Below the ribs are two horizontal bands; on the shoulder, slanting strokes between horizontal bands with a wide and two narrow horizontal bands above.

Notes

History note: Probably Vicomte Bernard d'Hendecourt, Paris; Sotheby's, 8 May 1929, Catalogue of the very choice and valuable collections of Vicomte Bernard d'Hendecourt of 7 rue Bayard, Paris, lot 70; sold to Kerin; Cecil Leitch and Kerin Ltd., London.

Legal notes

Purchased with the Glaisher Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 22.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Trapani ⪼ Sicily ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1931-10-18) by Cecil Leitch & Kerin Ltd.

Dating

First half of 17th century
Circa 1600 CE - 1650 CE

Note

Formerly attributed to Florence (Rackham, 1935)

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( in blue)
Base Diameter 10 cm
Widest Part Diameter 15 cm
Rim Diameter 9.8 cm
Body
Ribs

Materials used in production

except base Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.40-1931
Primary reference Number: 74929
Glaisher Addition number: Gl. Add. 31
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 24 August 2022 Last processed: Monday 26 September 2022

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

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