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Pharmacy jar: C.6-1952

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown (Perhaps)




Maiolica pharmacy jar, painted in blue, yellow, and orange with lozenge-shaped knots, flowers, dots, bands and spirals.

Earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and inside of the neck; interior and base unglazed. Painted in dark blue, yellow, and brownish-orange. Albarello with slightly waisted sides. On the sides are two zones of lozenge-shaped knots alternating with four-petalled flowers, surrounded by dots and spirals. The lozenges have yellow and orange spots on their sides and the flowers have yellow centres. Above and below are horizontal bands, and on the neck, dabs with a horizontal band above.


History note: Unknown before E.S. Peck

Legal notes

Given by E.S. Peck

Measurements and weight

Height: 29.4 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naples ⪼ Campania ⪼ Italy
  • Trapani ⪼ Sicily ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1952-07-31) by Peck, Ernest Saville


16th Century
17th Century#
Circa 1600 CE - 1675 CE Circa 1550 CE - 1600 CE


Formerly attributed to Lyon. Perhaps Trapani (1600-1675), or a mainland centre, perhaps Naples (1550-1600).

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( dark blue, yellow, and brownish-orange)
Exterior/inside Neck composed of tin-glaze
Rim Diameter 10.6 cm
Widest Part Diameter 11.5 cm
Base Diameter 9.9 cm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-1952
Primary reference Number: 75666
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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