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Pharmacy jar: C.77-1927

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Maker(s)

Maestro Giorgio Andreoli (Workshop)

Description

Maiolica pharmacy jar painted in blue, red, and gold lustre with leaves and buds.

Buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige on the exterior; interior lead-glazed pale yellowish-brown; base unglazed. Painted in blue, and with red and gold lustre.
Squat tapering albarello form, slightly waisted on one side and bulging on the other.
Round the waist is a horizontal red lustre band, above which is a repeating pattern comprising a red bud between two gold leaves, alternating with a red spot over three gold mounts. Below the line, the pattern is inverted. Above the base is a gold zig-zag between two horizontal red bands; on the shoulder, a gold zig-zag between two pairs of blue bands and, on the neck, a red lustre band shading to gold at the rim.

Notes

History note: S.R. Christie-Miller; Sotheby's, 28 July 1919, Catalogue of a small but choice collection of Italian majolica, the property of S.R. Christie-Miller, Esq., Britwell Court, Burnham, Bucks, lot C; F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest, 1926

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 11.3 cm
Height: 12.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Gubbio ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1927) by Harris, Frederick Leverton

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1500 CE - 1530 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colour ( blue) reduced pigment lustre ( red and gold) Interior composed of lead-glaze Exterior composed of tin-glaze Rim Diameter 10.6 cm
Base Diameter 9.2 cm

Materials used in production

Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Buff earthenware, tin-glazed pale beige on the exterior; interior lead-glazed pale yellowish-brown; base unglazed. Painted in blue, and with red and gold lustre.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular with serrated edge and blue printed border

  • Text: 738
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in faded black ink
  • Type: Label

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: M.63/Leverton Harris/bequest 1926
  • Method of creation: Inscribed in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.77-1927
Primary reference Number: 76030
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 6 August 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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