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Pharmacy jar: C.93-1927

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Maker(s)

Probably Unknown (Potter)

Description

Maiolica pharmacy jar, painted in blue, green, yellow, and orange with four striped oval motifs, separated by beads, tendrils, and buds.

Earthenware, tin-glazed overall but thinly on the interior where the fabric shows through it and there are some unglazed areas. Painted in dark blue with a little green, yellow, and brownish-orange. Slender waisted albarello.
On the side are four striped oval motifs separated by beads coloured yellow, brownish-orange, and green. Above and below the beads are tendrils and buds. The lower part is encircled by four horizontal bands of different widths, and the shoulder by a row of spots with one narrow and one wide horizontal band above and below.

Notes

History note: Alessandro Imbert; Galleria Sangiorgi, Rome, from which purchased in 1919 by F. Leverton Harris.

Legal notes

F. Leverton Harris Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Naples ⪼ Campania ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1926) by Harris, F. Leverton, The Right Hon.

Dating

16th century
Renaissance
Circa 1500 CE - 1550 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in dark blue with a little green, yellow, and brownish-orange) Base Diameter 8.3 cm
Rim Diameter 9.4 cm
Widest Part Width 10.8 cm

Materials used in production

Tin-glaze Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Earthenware, tin-glazed overall but thinly on the interior where the fabric shows through it and there are some unglazed areas. Painted in dark blue with a little green, yellow, and brownish-orange.
Tin-glazing

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: circular

  • Text: printed round the edge in blue `COLLECTION A.IMBERT . ROME', in the middle `No', and inscribed `389' in black ink and `M 57' below in pencil
  • Location: On the base
  • Method of creation: Printed, inscribed in black ink and in pencil
  • Type: Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.93-1927
Primary reference Number: 76399
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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