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Pharmacy jar: C.93-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Maiolica pharmacy or storage jar, painted in polychrome with fruit and foliage.

Cream earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and rather thinly on the interior; rim and base unglazed. Painted in bright blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-brown. The sides are decorated with fruit and foliage and above and below there are borders of blue criss-crosses between horizontal bands.

Notes

History note: Unknown.

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 33.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ The Veneto ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Renaissance
16th century
Circa 1550 CE - 1600 CE

School or Style

Renaissance

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( in bright blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-brown)
Rim Diameter 16.5 cm
Base Diameter 17.1 cm
Widest Part Width 22.5 cm

Materials used in production

rim and base unglazed Tin-glaze
Earthenware

Techniques used in production

Tin-glazing : Cream earthenware, tin-glazed on the exterior and rather thinly on the interior; rim and base unglazed. Painted in bright blue, green, yellow, orange, and manganese-brown.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.93-1961
Primary reference Number: 76404
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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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